Preston North End owners' represenative Peter Ridsdale has called for a better distribution of money from the Premier League, but doesn't want to see mismanaged EFL clubs bailed out.
This summer the EFL called for £200million to be dropped down from the top flight in order to help the 71 clubs.
North End - along with all the other clubs - are going through an uncertain time financially and there doesn't appear to be any immediate light at the end of the tunnel, with behind closed doors a possibility for another six months.
EFL clubs lost £50m last season and the continued loss of match day revenue gets more crushing the further down the football pyramid you go.
Ridsdale - speaking on talkSPORT on Wednesday morning - explained how parachute payments have added to the financial divide between top and second-tier clubs.
"We were having discussions before Covid about a cliff edge, which is that Championship clubs felt the gap to the Premier League teams was far too great," he said. "That itself was creating issues if clubs got relegated or for clubs chasing - and I've said it before - 'the dream'.
"To get £90m if you're bottom of the Premier League and then two year's worth of parachute payments of up to £77m, versus £7m in the Championship, is a nonsense.
"It almost forces overspending to either survive in or get into the Premier League; that cliff edge hasn't got any better, so what I've always called for is a better distribution from the Premier League.
"One thing I have to admit, and my colleagues in the EFL might not like me saying this, is there's clearly a need for a better distribution of cash flow however, there are some Championship clubs who were overspending irrespective of Covid and quite frankly I don't think they should be bailed out for mismanagement.
"There are plenty of clubs who managed themselves well and are genuinely in desperate times because of Covid, and therefore deserve financial assistance."
Ridsdale also reflected on North End's summer, with PNE yet to bring in any players through the door but having paid their players, creditors and taxes in full.
He feels that the financial landscape of football currently does not reflect some of the transfer business done by football clubs.
"Where I'm frustrated to be honest is that you read in newspapers that football and the Football League is in meltdown," he added. "Without crowds it's a very challenging environment, and yet I wake up every day to see people bidding millions of pounds for players.
"I find it slightly at odds with the messages that are out there, because we haven't brought a single player in this summer - we've retained all our players; our fans are up in arms because we haven't bought anybody.
"But we've been through a period where we've paid everybody and we think that's the right way to run a business.
"What you have to do is do what you believe to be the right thing, not the thing that will make you popular and our owner has been outstanding - I understand that supporters want to dream about who the next striker is that'll score 20 goals.
"But we're in very strange times and there's not a lot of spare cash, particularly in the Football League.
"We know what we can and can't afford, but we have cash flows through for this season's balance with no supporters and indeed next.
"Our owner has been good enough to say 'yes we will put the money to one side, we can survive' - but what we are not doing is going out there buying and selling players."