ACCRINGTON Stanley owner Andy Holt believes the EFL have acted responsibly in their decision to postpone all football until at least April 3.

Holt has been vocal on Twitter about which path the league should take amid the coronavirus pandemic and is pleased that his side will not be making the trip to Portsmouth on Saturday.

The Reds chief had expressed concern given the fact Pompey faced Arsenal in the FA Cup, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta having tested positive for the virus.

“I don’t know if I am doing the right thing or the wrong thing asking for games to be postponed but I am doing what I believe to be right for the Accrington management, staff, players and fans and the general health of everyone else,” he said.

“I don’t want to increase the risk for people by coming to our ground, especially as we have a lot of elderly fans at Accrington.

“I also don’t want Coley (manager John Coleman), the players and fans going to an away ground which will increase the risk of them developing coronavirus.

“It’s important we keep everyone as safe as we can and we have got to approach this correctly.

“We have got to calm down, keep gatherings down to a minimum and just see how things develop.

“There are more important things in life than football.

“I was upset when Rotherham fan Andy Wilson-Storey died at our ground earlier this month and we need to be sensible.

“I don’t want to take a chance on the health of anyone and, whether this is proved right or wrong, it’s better to be safe until we know what is exactly going on.

"There is conflicting medical advice all over the world so we will keep it under review until we know exactly which path to take.”