No immediate return for suspended Scottish football leagues

The Scottish Football Association have confirmed that there will be no return this month for suspended football leagues.

By Martyn Simpson
Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 2:18 pm
Suspended football leagues will not return in February
Suspended football leagues will not return in February

All divisions below the SPFL Championship have been halted since December and clubs and supporters alike have been keen for more information about when a return might be possible.

Unfortunately, a statement released by the SFA has said that they can not commit to a return for those leagues this month and will provide another update on March 1.

The statement said: “In recent weeks, the SFA has engaged extensively with clubs and leagues affected by the suspension of professional football across the men’s and women’s game to discuss tailored return to playing plans for implementation when it is considered safe and appropriate to resume.

"We have also remained in regular dialogue with Scottish Government to ensure their input into and ultimately approval of those proposed plans.

"Regrettably, the government has today confirmed that – in cognisance of the current restrictions in place across the country – they cannot currently commit to return dates for those affected leagues in the coming weeks.

"We will continue to speak with all parties in the meantime and will provide a further update by 1 March. This date should not be seen as a proposed restart date, however it should help provide some clarity to affected clubs to aid their planning.

“Whilst this is disappointing news, Scottish football will continue to play its part in assisting the Scottish Government’s efforts to reduce the prevalence of COVID-19.”