Brighton chief Paul Barber has warned lower league clubs that Premier League sides must get their own house in order before helping teams further down the pyramid cope with the damage caused by coronavirus.
With the football season on hold, there have been calls for top-flight giants to offer financial lifelines to those clubs whose future is at stake.
But Albion CEO Barber said: 'We're all suffering at the moment, Premier League clubs as well. And we have to first of all safeguard our jobs for our people. We have to pay our bills and then of course, if we can, then to be able to provide further help further down the football pyramid would obviously be a good thing at a very, very difficult time.