Lower-division clubs need urgent rescue package, says MP Damian Collins

  • ‘Only a few weeks left to save professional football as we know it’
  • MP proposes a Football Finance Authority to help clubs

The MP Damian Collins, supported by 18 MPs and former Football Association and English Football League chairs, has written to the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, the Football Association and the EFL demanding urgent discussions to address the potential financial catastrophe confronting lower-division clubs.

The letter, which is also supported by Charlie Methven, the co-owner of Sunderland, and Philip Day, the chairman of Grimsby, outlines a six-point plan aimed at preventing a looming scenario with many clubs folding as a result of the current crisis.

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