Watford have not furloughed any of their non-playing staff, nor will they, amid the coronavirus pandemic, while positive discussions surrounding the players' wages are ongoing.

Pressure has been put on clubs who have placed staff members on the government's furlough scheme, including Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, while Liverpool reversed a decision to furlough staff, with chief executive Peter Moore admitting they came to the "wrong conclusion".

The Watford Observer understands that no staff at Vicarage Road will be placed onto the initiative, which would have seen the government pay 80 per cent of wages up to £2,500.

Meanwhile, positive talks between players and club leaders have been taking place for more than a week with regards to player salary arrangements.

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Nothing has been finalised from those discussions just yet, but the club are in no rush to push through any decision as staff are not due to be paid until the end of the month, giving them more time to consider their options.

The news comes after Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor claimed Premier League players have "agreed to play their part" by contributing a portion of their wages to help ease the financial strain being placed on the country by the pandemic.

Premier League clubs have proposed wage cuts of around 30 per cent for their players, but negotiations with the PFA have hit a stumbling block.

Members are concerned that the money made by their financial sacrifice will not be going to the right places, namely the NHS and public services.

The stalemate has seen the players receive widespread criticism, with health secretary Matt Hancock calling for them to take a cut.

"They've all agreed to play their part," Taylor told BBC Radio 4's Today programme, adding that players are "responsible enough" to know wages are a factor in any club's expenditure.

"We've been consistent with what we've said from the beginning and the fact is the players feel quite aggrieved that the secretary of state for health should put them in a corner without looking.

"They're not self-employed, they make massive contributions to the Treasury and they've also quite logically felt that if they don't get that money, if a third is deferred or a third is cut, then the Treasury is £200 million a year worse off and that could be going towards the national health and will be needed."