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"Rescue Package For EFL Clubs Is A Terrific Gesture"

7 December 2020

David Artell says that the extra funding the Premier League have provided to EFL Clubs during the global pandemic is ‘most welcome’. The Premier League and EFL agreed on a £250 million rescue package and each League One club will receive £375,000, so clubs do not go out of business during the 2020/21 campaign.

Artell says that Crewe Alexandra continues to be run prudently, but that the financial boost will ease some of the pressure on the club.

The Alex boss told us: “I think the money is most welcome to most EFL Clubs. I know there are some saying it is not enough but I think it is a terrific gesture. They didn’t have to do it and it is very much needed.

“The money is there to stop clubs going out of business this season and I think their conscience is clear if clubs do. It will be down to their own mismanagement and nothing more. It isn’t designed to save clubs that were badly run before coronavirus.

“We are prudent as a club but £375,000 is a lot of money.

“The government have got the Premier League and EFL together and banged a few heads and I think everyone is pleased that a deal has now been done and it has given us all a bit of breathing space.”

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