Iain Diack reckons it would be premature to end the season, but admits the game backlog created by the season suspension will wreak havoc should football return.

The EK Thistle boss may see problems later but is hoping the SFA’s call to suspend game in the lower division for three weeks isn’t effectively the end of the season.

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“If it will help or make a difference to have a breaker and then come back to it in early February, that’s fine,” he said.

“When things go a little further, it becomes difficult to complete fixtures and the like.

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“I don’t see many problems in our conference because there are only nine teams, but the other leagues will have problems. If you look at January historically, you always have a few games free, so you can make up for nearly three missing Saturdays and the games won’t hit that drastically.

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“But if it goes much further, then you could do the old routine of Saturday, Monday and Wednesday for a couple of weeks.”

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He added: “I hope this isn’t the end of the season. I think maybe this is something to check out in a month.

“If things go according to plan and we get back in February that’s fine, but if it goes by the end of February you worry about the fixtures and if it goes on you might as well scrap it because you do it.” I’m gonna finish the games – you just don’t give yourself enough time. “

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