KIERAN KENNEDY has spoken about the financial difficulties facing players after the National League announced the season has been suspended indefinitely.

Wrexham have probably played their last game of 2019-20 after the league indicated the campaign is being halted indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, and they are now focussed on deciding on how to award promotion and relegation.

Kennedy was on loan at The Racecourse from League Two outfit Port Vale where his deal runs longer than some players at non-league clubs who are only contracted up to the final game of the season.

The National League campaign was due to finish on April 25 and the defender admits players face an uncertain future due to the outbreak.

“I am lucky, some of the lads at this level are going to be even more worried than me because they have only got four or weeks left on their contract,” said Kennedy.

“The PFA are good in situations like this so I am sure there will be steps in place to help.

“During this crisis, it’s not like you can go out and find another job which I have done in the past.”

Kennedy is no stranger to finding work outside of football.

After leaving Macclesfield, Kennedy cared for people with disabilities during the summer until the following season started.

“They would be my sole responsibility for the day,” said the 26-year-old.

“There were different severity of disabilities; some days you would be with someone you could have a conversation with and you wouldn’t think there is anything wrong with, the next day you are with someone who can’t even have a wee so you have got to help them with that sort of stuff.

“It was tough but rewarding to make someone’s day by playing football with them or whatever.”

Kennedy is already planning for life after football and although some players move into coaching and management, he is in the first year of a media degree.

“It is a sportswriters and broadcasting two-year degree,” said Kennedy.

“I have got a son who will be two in April so I need to balance the degree with playing so I have got another path to go down.”

The pandemic has not prevented Kennedy completing assignments in between keeping fit by training at home just in case Wrexham got the green light to return to action.

“It is really good,” said Kennedy. “It is interesting and I have got a new-found respect for journalists.

“I had an assignment where we were meant to go to a live game but we had to do it from home so we had to watch Larne versus Coleraine on BBCi player.

“We had to hand the article in five minutes after full-time.

“You are watching the game but writing down notes so you can’t really enjoy the game; as a fan you celebrate the goal whereas when you are reporting on it, it has got to go straight onto your laptop.”

Kennedy has no plans to hang up his boots just yet but the campaign being halted is a blow to his hopes of earning a contract with Wrexham.

“I am trying to build for next season and hopefully get myself a contract at Wrexham,” said Kennedy, whose contract at Port Vale ends in the summer

“I don’t feel I have played my best football this year so I want to play as many games as I can to try and earn a contract here next year.

“We have been given training programmes to do so we have just got to stay fit so we are in a good position if the season does get underway.

“They have got to get the season done before the start of next season.

“But how they are going to do that, I don’t know with the lockdown and it is only going to get worse.

“As players we are all gutted because we want to be playing every week but there are more important things than football.”