Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has said that he and his players had travelled to Motherwell for Friday’s game, before the SPFL’s decision came to suspend football.

The Dons were due to face The Well at Fir Park in a huge third versus fourth Premiership clash, but Scottish football was postponed on Friday morning amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Most sport across the globe has now been postponed due to the rapidly escalating situation, with a number of countries now on lockdown in a bid to limit the spread of the disease.

McInnes says it felt wrong to continue playing and welcomed the SPFL’s decision (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

McInnes has now spoken about the situation, explaining that ‘it felt wrong’ to be playing.

“All week we were really looking forward to the Motherwell game, looking forward to trying to get the three points, it was such an important game,” he told the club’s website. “Even on Thursday we trained in the afternoon before travelling and all the focus was on the actual game.

“Things then seemed to change quite quickly. We were all watching the news and hearing about more and more people being affected.

“Then when I woke up on Friday morning, I will be honest and say it felt wrong to be playing football. It did not feel right.

“When the decision came, I cannot say it was not the right decision. I could not disagree with it at all.

Aberdeen currently sit fourth in the Premiership (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

“We had lunch and then had a team meeting to tell the players of their responsibilities before travelling back up the road on Friday afternoon.”

McInnes then went on to suggest the season should not be written off, an idea that has been touted amid an unprecedented situation.

At the moment, Aberdeen lie fourth in the table – just a point behind Motherwell – with eight fixtures left to fulfill.

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