Led by chairman Steve Neale, the Barrow Raiders board have been transparent with everyone during what has been a troubling week, according to head coach Paul Crarey.

Like all rugby league clubs, the Raiders have been left to worry how they're going to secure their immediate and long-term futures after the coronavirus pandemic caused the season to be suspended.

It has left the board at Craven Park with an unprecedented situation to see through in the coming weeks and the situation will only get worse if the hiatus to the campaign is extended.

This would begin to impact the all-important matchday revenue, with home games against Workington and London Skolars on the horizon next month.

Crarey said: "I think they've been outstanding. Steve Neale, and all the board, have been understanding and on the ball about everything.

"Steve Neale has been to meetings with the RFL and he relays everything back to our players.

"He's honest, as well, and he's spoken to our players to tell them that they're going to crunch some numbers and see where they're at and how long we can go for.

"Everyone is working on the assumption that we're back in two weeks, which is not long, really, to keep ourselves in trim, but if it goes on longer than that, then I think it starts biting with everybody - it's bit a few already

"I know we can go on for a while, but it's how long they can keep going and keep paying the players if they're training and not playing, but they've got to be ready as well.

"Steve has put a statement out to the players. I've read it, it's very good and I've spoken to a few players and they're happy with what he's told them about where we're at with the club."