Derek McInnes says that clubs need clarity as the Aberdeen manager hopes for the 2019/20 season to be completed.

The Dons had travelled to Motherwell two weeks past on Friday as they looked to reclaim third spot. They were then met with news that the SPFL season had been suspended.

Aberdeen and Motherwell were due to tussle. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

It’s due to return on April 30 but the likelihood is that football’s comeback won’t be until well into the summer as the world battles a global health pandemic.

Many are facing uncertain futures financially, with Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack predicting big seven figure losses at Pittodrie. On the pitch, there is uncertainty over whether the season will get done at all.


McInnes is praying that they’ll get the season completed in its entirety. That being said, he believes that the decisions have to come sooner rather than later, and with some sort of clarity.

Derek McInnes has aired his views

Derek McInnes has aired his views. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“I spoke about 10 days ago of the sporting integrity of finishing a competition and trying to get clarity on where you deserve to be and where you end up,” he told the club’s website. “Some teams have played more games than others, some teams have played more home games than others.

“It is ever changing. I do feel that we just need certainty in some of the decisions. It is difficult when there is so much uncertainty out there and football is part of that. In an ideal world we would get to finish the season, and everybody would pick back up where they finished off.

“We have a Scottish Cup that we want to try and win as well and we had done so well to get into the semi-final stage. Whenever we pick up on that it will be exciting again. I totally understand that if we run out of weeks and months that some sort of decision will have to be made in time.

“I felt that from our point of view, we were starting to pick up a bit of form and consistency of performance and we were looking forward to the season finishing. Whatever way the authorities and the league go, they need to decide to get that certainty, hopefully we can get those decisions soon which I think will help every club.”

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