Port Vale players and staff are meeting this lunchtime to discuss the best way forward after all EFL games were suspended until at least April 3.
The players came in from training after the suspension was announced, at 11am, and there was a surreal atmosphere around the club which would normally be gearing up for a matchday.
So, Vale directors and management are speaking to players to keep them fully abreast of the situation and likely plans. For example, Vale also have to decide what to do with other parts of the club over the next three weeks while there is no football.
The EFL took the decision to suspend games as a response to coronavirus.
Vale assistant manager Dave Kevan said this morning that no Vale players have been diagnosed with the virus or had to self isolate. But, while he would have loved to continue playing, he said people’s health was the main priority.
That was also a point made by chief executive Colin Garlick on Thursday.
Vale were due to be at home to Crawley tomorrow. Their other scheduled games affected by the suspension are Bradford at home on Tuesday, Oldham away on March 21 and Crewe at home on March 28.