Up to 10 football clubs could go into administration within weeks unless they receive an urgent and substantial government bailout, it has been claimed.Damian Collins, the former chair of the Commons Select Committee, said many League 1 and 2 teams in the English Football League were in a parlous state even before the coronavirus crisis began.The MP says the pandemic is making the plight of vulnerable clubs more acute – and called on the government to provide financial support quickly.He told Sky Sports News: “In the next few weeks, we could see five to 10 EFL League clubs going into administration.”We saw the outcry last summer when two clubs, Bury and Bolton, were in trouble. If that happens there will be huge public demand to do something. Advertisement “Without the government stepping in, those clubs could go to the wall and there maybe others that follow.”Although Mr Collins said it would be more ideal for footballing organisations to help themselves, he warned that this is not possible. More from Covid-19 Coronavirus: Trump refuses to wear face mask in factory – despite state warning it will ban his future visits Coronavirus: Self-isolate for 14 days or face £1,000 fine, UK to… Read full this story
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