KARL Robinson believes any negative side of the ‘Project Big Picture’ proposals which emerged over the weekend is a price worth paying.

Liverpool and Manchester United are heavily involved in the plans, alongside English Football League (EFL) chairman Rick Parry.

If adopted, they would represent the most significant changes to English football in a generation.

The proposals promise an immediate £250million rescue package for EFL clubs starved of income by the coronavirus pandemic – and a fairer share of revenue in the future.

But they have been criticised for concentrating too much power among the league’s big six clubs, who would have a greater say on a whole range of issues through a change to the voting system..

The Premier League said the proposals would have a “damaging impact on the whole game” while the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said it was “surprised and disappointed… backroom deals (are) being cooked up that would create a closed shop at the very top of the game”.

From Oxford United’s perspective, it would be a big help in the

short-term to deal with the shortfalls from coronavirus rules potentially seeing them play for a year without any gate receipts.

The prospect of 25 per cent of future top-flight revenue being shared out in the EFL would also be welcome.

Robinson said: “We’re either really struggling for money, or we’re not and our principles come above the financial gain you may get.

“If the money is what we need for our industry to carry on, we have to accept the regulations they set.

“I’m all for it. I hope that moving forward we find a way to keep teams.

“We’ve already seen teams not doing things right and they use money as a big reason for that.

“Here’s an opportunity to come through this.”

He added: “Let’s not forget, there’s people all over the country losing their jobs who would certainly accept the windfall the Premier League is offering us to save their industries.

“Let’s not to be too critical of the big boys who have that power.

“If they’re willing to save the industry and get us through this difficult time, we accept all the rules and regulations they put before us.”

Robinson though is dead against another idea put forward last week.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano suggested introducing B teams into the EFL to make the pyramid more sustainable.

It is a proposal which met a severe backlash across the EFL and Robinson believes it would be a mistake.

He said: “What I would say is I don’t think it’s right they should be putting teams into our leagues.

“I think that does devalue the history and tradition of the EFL.”