Ian McCall has provided an update on the Firhill contract situation.
Scottish football is currently suspended, with games not billed to start again until the start of May. Many have accepted that it’ll be while after that before games are played, meaning the likes of Celtic loanee Lee O’Connor and Rangers loanee Lewis Mayo’s Maryhill futures hang in the balance.
Alongside the nine contracted players who’s deals are set to expire in the summer plus Reece Cole and Jamie Barjonas’ loans expiring, the Firhill club could have a bit of a headache.
McCall is hoping for clarity as the Partick Thistle boss admits that he doesn’t expect to see a ball kicked until the summer.
“I can’t see us playing football until August,” he said. “That opens us a can of worms in terms of pre-contracts and contracts. You can put five solutions out there but every one is flawed, not one is perfect. Fitness and well being is way more important than anything.
“We need clarity but we have to understand how difficult it is when we don’t know enough about coronavirus. I think there have been one or two unfortunate statements put out but other than that I think football does get together in times like this.
“Wider society does too. I don’t think there will be any problems with that. Outwith everyone’s health there are financial worries and people have to get together. There are ways to do that.
“We can only try and do it at our club because we know Partick Thistle means an awful lot to an awful lot of supporters. Thistle is also a club that means a lot to Scottish football and to supporters of other clubs. It always has done. It’s a special club.”