OXFORD United have become the latest club to put a proportion of their non-football staff on furlough.

The stoppage of the season almost four weeks ago has caused problems across the sporting world, with the U's also feeling the strain.

Last month, U's owner Sumrith 'Tiger' Thanakarnjanasuth said the club would be supported by the board through the crisis, but he also admitted they would need to adapt to get through it.

And a statement from United confirmed all but key staff will now be put on the government's furlough scheme which covers 80 per cent of their wages.

It read: "The club will come back in good shape but with no matches this is a particularly tough time for all football clubs.

"Staff were asked their opinion and have unanimously agreed that the club should take this step.

"Key staff will continue to work to ensure that the club is ready when football resumes."

It follows several other clubs who have made the same decisions throughout football's professional pyramid, including Tottenham Hotspur, Bolton Wanderers and Cambridge United.

United also confirmed they had taken up the £180,000 loan made available by the EFL, while some of their rental payment at the Kassam Stadium, due next month, had been deferred.

There are also plans in place to keep paying all backroom and playing staff.

Talks are ongoing with the EFL and players' union the PFA about a possible collective agreement on wage deferral.