SPENCER HARRIS spoke about the difficulties that the National League will face in trying to complete the season after suspending fixtures until at least April 3 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Wrexham, battling to avoid relegation from the fifth tier, have nine games left of a campaign scheduled to finish with a trip to Stockport County on April 25.

But the contracts of players at non-league clubs generally run until the end of the season rather than the summer, so Harris admits that extending the campaign could have far-reaching implications.

"Should the leagues be suspended for an extended period, it is a different thing for the Football League and the Premier League," said Harris. "All their contracts run through till June 30.

"In our league, not all clubs have contracts for players that run through till the end of June.

"There may be some clubs in mid-table who have got nothing to play for with no hint of relegation or promotion, and their contracts might run out on April 30.

"Can the league force them to contract players for another two months to complete a league season for other clubs? I'm not sure that they could.

"The key thing to this is it is nobody's fault and whatever happens, and whatever decisions are made, there are going to be people who feel aggrieved and upset, and are going to feel disadvantaged by whatever happens if football doesn't continue."

The National League initially decided that their fixture schedule would continue as planned at the weekend, although Wrexham's clash at leaders Barrow was postponed on Friday after a member of the Reds' first team squad was advised to self isolate after showing symptoms of the pandemic.

Two more players have also shown the same symptoms and the National League announced on Monday that the season was suspended.

Harris admits he was surprised a decision wasn't made earlier but also understands the league's position.

"We were surprised that games were going ahead given that football had been postponed and it was such a sensitive time," said Harris.

"People were worried about what the UK government had announced the day before.

"If it had been up to us we wouldn't have been going ahead but we do understand the National League's position.

"The National League were following the government's medical advice and also considering the serious financial implications to the clubs in the National League.

"Whilst we didn't necessarily agree with it, we do understand it."