Reading have become the first club in the Women’s Super League to place their players on the government’s furlough scheme.
The club will pay the remaining 20% of players’ salaries and the squad were informed last week.
The men’s under-23s players have also been furloughed, along with a large number of the club’s non-playing staff.
No WSL fixtures have been played since 23 February because of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Men’s first team players from several clubs in the Championship have agreed to defer a percentage of their wages, but Reading are yet to reach an agreement. (Text and photo courtesy BBC)