CITY have no plans to follow Leeds and ask players to take a pay cut at this stage, the Telegraph & Argus understands.

The Championship leaders yesterday announced that Marcelo Bielsa’s squad and coaching staff had volunteered to take a wage deferral while the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit football.

Other clubs could decide to follow suit but it is thought that is not being considered by the Bantams at this moment.

The situation may obviously change the longer the current impasse goes on with the season on hold.

City last week received a £164,200 cash boost from the EFL as part of the £50 million relief package for the lower divisions.

They can also borrow up to another £120,000 as an interest-free loan taken out of revenue from future seasons.

The club insist they would have been in a position to cope in the short-term anyway. But the extra funds have eased the situation across the board while the game remains stalled.

City have been impressed with the continued take-up of season tickets - sales are currently ahead of this time last year.