Albion have no current plans to reduce or defer wages as they bid to weather the Covid-19 outbreak.

But deputy chairman and chief executive Paul Barber admitted they might have to “look at every option” if the halt to action goes on for an extend period.

Championship leaders Leeds United are the latest club to announce a wage deferral while leading Bundesliga outfits have cut wages.

Barber said: “I think at the moment, because we’re focused on getting back to playing at some stage in the future and completing the season – and we’re still asking players to train and do all those things - we’re trying to hold where we can everyone’s jobs.

“We’re trying not to ask for wage reductions or look at wage reductions.

“We’re just seeing how far we can progress and obviously, at some point, if we’re looking at a very long period of not playing and therefore no income, then obviously we have to look at every option.

“But at the moment our focus is very much on trying to keep the business as stable as possible as we are.”

Barber said the same went for wage deferrals.

He reported Premier League clubs remain unanimous in their desire to complete the current campaign.

But it remains “guesswork” as to when action might return.

He added: “We all want to finish the season whenever we can and whenever it is safe to do so.

“You start a league campaign expecting to play 38 games and it is totally unprecedented that we are in this situation.”

Asked when action might return, Barber said: “It’s complete guesswork.

“With the news every day, it seems the virus is getting worse in our country and the number of people losing their lives from it seems to be going up.

“I think it is very hard for anyone to contemplate football at the moment. At the moment people’s health must come first.

“We’ve got to respect the situation the government is trying to deal with.

“We’ve got to respect the fact that people’s lives are on the line, so as much as we all miss football, we all love football, we’d all love to be playing football soon we’ve also got to be realistic about the situation across the country and across the world at the moment."