The Notts County board of directors have issued the following message to our supporters following the media’s publication of a National League statement to clubs, the content of which suggests the league’s intention is to close the 2019-20 season as soon as possible.
We appreciate that today’s media coverage has caused a great deal of confusion and concern to our fans who are very keen to see us complete our season. Naturally, we share their desire to continue our push for at least a play-off position and a place in the Buildbase FA Trophy final.
While we have yet to be officially consulted by the National League, we'd like to assure our supporters that we have already strongly stated our case for all remaining fixtures to be played so that promotion and relegation matters can come to a natural conclusion.
It’s our firm belief that a dynamic approach needs to be taken in order to preserve the integrity of both the National League and the FA Trophy and we have shared several ideas with the league, the EFL and the FA on how we feel this can be achieved.
As the EFL’s decision on the best way forward will directly impact the National League in terms of promotion and relegation to/from League Two, we don’t anticipate the National League will rush into any decisions without exhausting all possible options, and hope they will take the time to carefully consider the several viable suggestions we believe we have presented to them.
We look forward to receiving further correspondence from the league and hopefully returning to the 2019-20 campaign when it is safe to do so.