Oliver Dowden calls for Premier League to ‘step up’ and support EFL clubs

  • Culture secretary says he has spoken to Premier League
  • EFL has said its clubs stand to lose £200m this season

The culture secretary Oliver Dowden has called for the Premier League to “step up to the plate” and provide financial support for EFL clubs through the coronavirus crisis.

The EFL has said its clubs stand to lose £200m this season if supporters are unable to attend matches, having already lost £50m last season. There are fears that without crowds some Football League clubs will disappear.

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