The players, coaching staff and senior management team of Championship leaders Leeds have volunteered a wage deferral for the foreseeable future to ensure all non-football staff can be paid during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement entitled 'Side Before Self, Every Time', the club said that while "there is a shared commitment to complete the season, there is no concrete plan for a return date" and that the current situation is "costing the club several million pounds each month".

"Following a regular catch-up between chief executive Angus Kinnear, director of football Victor Orta and several senior players, the decision was made by the squad to defer part of their own salaries to ensure that the club can continue to pay all 272 members of full-time staff and the majority of casual staff for the coming months," the statement read.

Collectively the Leeds first-team squad said: "Leeds United is a family, this is the culture that has been created by everyone at the club, from the players and the board to the staff and the supporters in the stands." 

Meanwhile Burnley will continue to pay all casual staff while football is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The measure covers both matchday and non-matchday staff, including those working for Burnley's community arm.

Premier League matches will not resume until at least the end of April, with the expectation being that date will be pushed further back.

Chief executive Neil Hart said: "This is a difficult time for everyone and we wanted to reassure those who work in casual roles on either a matchday or non-matchday for Burnley Football Club that they will not be financially disadvantaged by the current situation.

"Our over-riding priority is to look after the well-being of our staff and their families during this testing time and we hope this will provide some comfort and reassurance."