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Return for Scottish Lower Leagues Still Awaiting Approval

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Clubs in League One and below were hopeful today’s SFA announcement would give some sort of clarity regarding their suspended season, but a statement released this afternoon answered little of the concerns from the affected clubs.

Every league in Scotland apart from the Premiership and Championship was brought to an immediate halt in January, with initial plans meaning a resumption on March the 1st, but as that date has now arrived with no such propositions in place many lower league clubs are now worrying their season may not resume at all.

The SFA did reveal that talks between themselves and the respective leagues are ongoing, with various measures and protocols that would take place in said-return discussed. This information has been shared with the Scottish Government however there has still been no decision on their behalf.

SFA President Rod Petrie said: “We are grateful to all leagues, clubs and participants affected by the temporary suspension for their patience and understanding during this period of uncertainty. They have played their part in keeping the nation safe and restricting the potential spread of the virus.

I would also like to thank the representatives from those leagues and clubs, who have been proactive and collaborative in giving their input into safe and sustainable plans for a to return to competition.

These plans have already been discussed with government officials. We look forward to hearing when and in what circumstances those leagues which have been suspended can return to training and, ultimately, to playing.”

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