MORTON midfielder Kyle Jacobs has revealed that he and his team-mates are set to be furloughed - and says the move is the right one to ensure the club survives.

Club officials have been working for weeks to come up with a contingency plan after all football was suspended because of coronavirus, cutting off the club's key source of revenue.

There is still no indication when - or if - the season will be restarted, and Ton are now poised to follow a whole host of other clubs by joining the UK Government's emergency job retention scheme.

It sees 80 per cent of the wages of all affected employees covered by the state, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.

Jacobs insists that the priority of the whole squad is the survival of the club.

He told the Tele: “There were discussions this week with the club and I think everybody is going to be on furlough until further notice.

“I think it’s going to be until we see what happens and when there could be a possible date of everything starting back up.

“Us as players, we just want to help the club as much as we can and help them get through this terrible time, because it would be horrible to see any club go under because of it.

“It’s not great that all of this is happening because but the main priority is the club surviving.

“If there’s no club then there’s no job for me to come back to, so it’s just about doing anything that we can to get the club through this tough period.

“Hopefully the furlough helps and gets the club through to whenever next season is."

Jacobs, 28, says agreeing to emergency measures allows the team to do their bit to keep the club alive.

He said: “It’s a good chance for players to give back at any level.

“You see it in the headlines where you’ve got English Premiership players on so much money a week and yet you’ve got staff on a fraction of that going and taking wage cuts, which isn’t nice to see.

“It’s something that needs to happen and I think most players will happily do it.

"You’ve already seen with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi giving up wages to help clubs, so we’ll do our part as and where we can.”

The experienced midfielder hopes that the club can come out of the other side of the coronavirus crisis stronger and kick on next season.

He said: “It would’ve been difficult for us to get into the promotion play-offs this year because of our start, obviously not winning an away game until just before Christmas.

“I think if we take on board what we did at the turn of the year into next season then by all means we should be doing much better.

“It all depends on what happens in the next few weeks, because we still don’t know what’s happening with the rest of this season and what squad we’re going to have.

"The gaffer must be having a nightmare trying to plan it all.

“We’ve got the core of a squad signed up, it’s a good young squad who also have games under their belt, which is an advantage for us.

“If we can keep a few more players that would be brilliant but obviously that’s a bit difficult in the current climate.

“We’ll need a wait to see how that all pans out, but I’m looking forward to next year regardless.”