Morton striker Kris Doolan insists that ensuring of Scottish clubs’ survival is the most important thing, as the Coronavirus pandemic grinds normal life to a halt.
Football in Scotland is just one of many things across the world right now to have been suspended, as the disease continues to spread far and wide.
Measures are being put in place to control it, but it could be that the situation rumbles on for some time.
There is certainly no indication that football will get back up and running any time soon, and clubs in Scotland are facing real uncertainty due to having no income from matchdays.
In the eyes of Morton ace Doolan, who joined the club in January from Ayr United, ensuring there are still 42 teams in Scottish football is what matters the most at this worrying time.
He told NTOF: “I think the main thing is that we try and make sure all these teams survive, however that may be. It’s about survival and looking after the game now.
“Teams will have to look after the business and hopefully at the end of this, there will still be 42 teams in Scottish football.
“You just can’t really put a plan in place for this type of thing. As I say, however, it may work out. I just hope that all 42 teams are still here whenever football restarts.
“When that income isn’t there, it’s going to have a massive impact on the club. The longer it goes on and the months tick by, teams will begin to suffer badly.”
The powers that be have a huge job on trying to work out how best to conclude the 2019/20 season, and one individual tasked with deciding what happens will be chief executive of the SFA Ian Maxwell, a man Doolan knows well from his time at Partick Thistle and backs to find the best possible solution.
He added: “It’s a totally unprecedented situation, I don’t know what’s for the best. One thing I do know is, I know Maxie. I was at Partick Thistle with him as a player – I know how good a business person he is.
“I know how much work he’ll be doing. He’s somebody who will come up with the best thing for Scottish football. Whatever it may be, that they come up with, will be to safeguard the 42 clubs.”