Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt fears that more clubs could go the way of Macclesfield Town the longer that games take place behind closed doors and without fans in attendance.
The Silkmen were wound up earlier this week in the High Court after a judge was told they owed half a million pounds to creditors.
The Moss Rose outfit's owner Amar Alkadhi had sought for an adjournment after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) applied for a winding up order.
But this was turned down by Judge Sebastian Prentis after he said he could see nothing which gave him 'any comfort' that the club can pay the debts.
The Silkmen were preparing for life back in non-league football after eventually being relegated from League Two last season.
And, reacting to the Cheshire club's demise, Wanderers head coach fears that the longer that matches take place behind closed doors without fans in attendance, the more clubs could follow the Silkmen's fate.
He said: "We’ve unfortunately seen the news with Macclesfield that another club’s gone by the wayside and the longer this goes on behind closed doors and without supporters, you have to fear for many more.
"We need to get ourselves out of this situation and as soon as possible to give our football clubs a chance.
"Football clubs cannot survive without supporters, they can’t, so where do we go from here? I don’t know.
"Obviously the virus seems to be getting worse and worse. I’ve noticed in France they’ve had 5,000 in games.
"Can we work around it somehow? I don’t know, but we have to find a solution and quickly because these clubs, we cannot get to next season or the end of this season without supporters in the stadiums. Just functionally, we just can’t do it."
Wanderers came perilously close to themselves going into liquidation before the club's future was secured at the end of last August when the takeover by Football Ventures (Whites) Ltd was completed.
Earlier this year, Bolton's opponents today Colchester United became the first club in the EFL to release players in light of the financial impact brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
Four players were let go, including now-Bolton midfielder Brandon Comley.
Though he was surprised by the move, Evatt acknowledged that clubs need to do what is needed to stay afloat.
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He said: "I was obviously surprised but clubs do what they need to do to survive.
"You have to do what you have to do to survive and they released four of their, in my opinion, better players and they’ve replaced them now, but the majority of the team that got to the play-offs last season are still there, so they’ve still got some very good players at that club."