YORK City have said that they remain "optimistic" about the future, despite the current uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

York's entire club staff and playing squad have been placed on furlough since April 2 following the suspension of their 2019/20 Vanarama National League North campaign.

Having not played a match since early March, the financial impact is being felt by the club while further uncertainty is being caused by the continued wait to resolve their league season.

A statement published on the club's website read: "It has been nine weeks since York City Football Club temporarily closed, following government advice regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

"It's important to us that our supporters know that despite the financial impact of coronavirus, uncertainty surrounding the closure of the 2019/2020 league campaign and commencement of next season, the club remains optimistic about its future.

"During the nine weeks of closure, club staff and players have been furloughed, however those at the club who are able (in line with the HMRC Job Retention Scheme) have been working hard to plan for the future of the club and a return to football.

"Our fans have remained engaged and the club has been overwhelmed with support and kind gestures, not least from the Vice Presidents who are currently crowdfunding specifically for Steve Watson’s team development.

"EFL (English Football League) and NL (National League) meetings are scheduled to take place in the coming days, the outcomes of which we hope will provide us with some clarity.

"We will of course update fans on developments as and when we can.

"Our continued thoughts and thanks go out to key workers.

"Stay safe and look after each other."