Dundee boss James McPake has disclosed that he is concerned about the possibility of a second lockdown in Scottish football.
Last season was brought to an early end in March. Already this season the leagues below the Championship are suspended until the end of the month.
McPake may be concerned, but he is confident that the recent measures in place for Championship sides – players need to be tested for Covid-19 every week – should enable the season to be completed.
“Since the first lockdown”
“I think since the first lockdown I’ve been concerned” he said.
“Due to the fact that we seen the effect when the country did go into lockdown. Football was suspended and stopped, and we were out for so long. It’s always been a worry, put it that way.
“But, at the minute we’re following all the protocols we can. We’re doing all we can as a club to keep our staff, players, and their families safe. I believe as long as we continue to do that then we’ll be okay” McPake remarked.
Pleased to see weekly tests introduced
McPake does not have any concern about the prospect of having to make changes to his line-up should players test positive for Covid in the weekly tests. In fact, he welcomes the introduction of the tests.
“I think it (the tests) will make me sleep easier at night. When you are not testing you are always unsure, has someone got it or have they not. When you are testing you know it they have got it. So, it’ll make my job easier in my opinion.
“I might miss players, but the overall thing here is people’s health. So if a certain player in my team tests positive, then he goes out of the group, and we can secure everybody else that’s in the group, because we are following all the other protocols. I believe the testing is a good thing” McPake declared.