Burnley manager Sean Dyche trusts the
football authorities to make the right decision regarding whether the
Premier League season is completed.
The Football Association announced on Thursday that results from the
2019/20 season were being expunged for leagues below the top two tiers
of both non-league and women's football.
Other divisions including the Premier League have been suspended
until at least the end of April with the intention that they will still
be played to a conclusion.
A number of non-league clubs affected by the FA's decision have reacted angrily, but Dyche is happy to support those in charge.
He told BBC Radio Four: "It's a difficult situation. There's plenty
of powerful people in the right positions to guide us where we need to
"I don't think these decisions will be taken lightly. Only speaking
on behalf of myself and a Premier League club, the Premier League's a
very, very powerful vehicle.
"Not just for the finance, and the finance it brings into the country
through tax etc, but also for the feelgood factor. I think people
forget sometimes how powerful football is.
"If it can be done then I think it's good for all to have sport on
TV, not just football, but Premier League football is a powerful thing."
Burnley's squad and staff have so far been unaffected by the coronavirus and they trained together until last Tuesday.
The club have been doing their bit, announcing on Thursday they would
continue to pay all casual workers, while players have been phoning
supporters who may be isolated.
They have also been working on training regimes, and Dyche is optimistic they can maintain a good level of fitness.
He said: "At the moment it's like a training break. They are keeping
some level of fitness. True fitness and sharpness is different, we all
know that. But, once you're at a high level, if you keep ticking over
you can keep that base, top-end fitness quite well and quite simply.
"But obviously we have no true dates yet so as those dates, hopefully
anyway, come more freely through the Premier League then we'll have an
outcome to look forward to. At the minute we're just making sure
everyone stays well and stays fit, and looking after their families as
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