club want new fourth tier

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Macclesfield Town chief executive Jon Harris has asked the Football League to consider establishing two new regionalised League Two divisions, including the strongest of the sides in the Blue Square Premier.

Harris believes there is a strong economic argument for the bigger clubs who have dropped into non-league to be incorporated into a new fourth tier. The initial response from the Football League has not been encouraging but Harris argues that the financial predicament which relegation to the Conference brings is encouraging clubs to risk their financial futures on the fight to stay up.

"Regionalising the leagues would also reduce the huge level of cost which comes from extreme north-south fixtures," said Harris. "Overnight stays cost £2,500 to 3,000 a time. Clubs at this level don't have that kind of money to spend."