WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley praised his backroom team for their “great gesture” of declining pay amid uncertainty over the completion of this season.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all three divisions of the National League are suspended “indefinitely” and the Terras’ management have opted against receiving wages.

Weymouth are waiting for clarity on how best to complete the campaign before addressing pay in greater detail.

Speaking to Echosport, Molesley applauded his team for their “selfless” action.

He said: “It was a difficult one for my staff.

“We stringently budget and the club runs a very tight ship. That’s why – a situation like this – we’ll get through as a club.

“We’ve always spent within our means and it’s times like this where you have to give full credit to the board and people that run the club.

“Not only have they kept this club alive, it runs like a good business. We should be able to ride this one out.

“It’s a great gesture from my staff and shows the people I’ve got around me – they’re completely selfless.

“They work so hard, give so much to the club and don’t do it for the money, they do it for the love and believe in our project.

“It shows the characters I’ve got around me, what the club means to them and what it means to work for the club.”

He added: “We want to go from strength to strength. Any little helps, it’s an unprecedented situation and for the staff to freeze their pay is a great gesture.

“Hopefully it’s just for the short term, (beat) this horrible virus and come out the other side.”

Dorset Echo

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