JAY HARRIS says it was a no-brainer for Wrexham players agreeing to be placed on furlough.

The board announced on Thursday that all people employed by the club - including the playing and coaching staff - were being asked to move into the Government-organised Job Retention Scheme as the world continues to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

The National League season has been suspended indefinitely and all non-match day events at The Racecourse have been cancelled, meaning there is no way of generating income.

Furloughing has been introduced to "protect the future of the football club" and Harris doesn't have a problem with it as the midfielder looks at the bigger picture.

"Everyone has got to play their part," said Harris.

"If being furloughed keeps the club active and still trading coming to the new season, that's what we have to do because we would be out of a job with no pay anyway.

"I think furlough is the best option for all parties.

"I had a call with the gaffer, a couple of players, Spencer Harris and a few others behind the scenes about it.

"It made sense in the club going forward and for anyone to object to furlough, I think you need a reality check with what is going on in the world.

"Health is more important than pay at the minute. I am just happy to still be in a job and getting paid, and we have still got our health."

Harris rejoined Wrexham for a second spell during the January transfer window, putting pen to paper on an 18 month contract.

Although he has the security of another year left on his contract, Harris insists it would count for little if players refused to furlough and the football club could potentially go out of business.

"If I didn't take the furlough, and other lads didn't, that could hinder me for my second year because there might not be a club," said Harris.

"I have got that bit of security during tough times, knowing I have got another year however the league is played out this season and it starts again."

With the campaign halted indefinitely, the National League board are now focussed on deciding how to award promotion and relegation.

Wrexham sit one point above the relegation zone with nine games remaining and Harris added: "It is a hard one to call.

"Barrow are top of the table and they deserve to go up but then other teams will say that they might be able to go up automatically.

"At the other end of the table, there are relegation places to scrap out of and I would love to say finish the season now and Wrexham stay up, or void the season.

"All I want is the best for Wrexham but at the end of the day the National League have got to be fair across the board."