WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley does not believe his Terras’ squad should see a cut in their wages amid the coronavirus crisis.

Weymouth’s management team have collectively declined pay until the future of the current National League season is defined.

But the Terras’ players will not yet follow suit with the National League South campaign suspended “indefinitely”.

In a statement last week, Weymouth said players “will continue to be paid until a decision is made by the National League on how this season will be concluded.”

Last weekend, Derby player-coach Wayne Rooney suggested footballers were in a “no-win” situation as the Premier League proposed a 30 per cent wage cut for players.

Rooney also branded the situation “a disgrace” but, with Weymouth’s players earning significantly less than top-level stars, wages will continue to be paid in full.

Asked whether his players should follow his backroom team’s example, Molesley told Echosport: “No – nor should they at the moment.

“The league hasn’t made any decision. Everyone’s waiting for clarity of what’s going to happen with the league situation going forward.

“It’s very hard to say ‘we’re going to do this, this and this. We’re waiting for a decision and we’ll react off of that.

“The Government are doing the very best they can. They’re offering help and different bits and pieces for the schemes the club are looking into at the moment.

“For any non-league club to survive in this climate, it’s going to need help. We’re going to find out what’s the best path to go down.

“Whether we’re coming back and completing the season, whether we’re going to be off for a while and start later on – no-one’s got a crystal ball.”

Molesley added the situation is being closely monitored by the Terras’ hierarchy.

He said: “We’re meeting daily, me and my staff. The board – we’re in constant dialogue.

“Everyone’s waiting on that decision from the powers that be.

“This club’s been through tough times before. This is a tough time for everyone and the club will come out of it on the other side.”

Dorset Echo

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