Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall has sent a message to the Jags support.

The wait for football goes on as the SPFL shutdown continues. Whilst an April 30 return date has been billed, many are beginning to accept it’ll be way into the summer before we see football again.

Firhill lies in wait (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

For every club, that causes financial problems with no expected revenue to come from matchdays etc. Thistle fans have stepped up the plate in the meantime, raising over £35,000 for their club.

Prior to the shutdown, McCall’s men were battling for survival in the Championship. That seems irrelevant now given the fight the world is facing against a health pandemic which has so far taken the lives of over 1,000 people in the UK alone.

McCall has written to Thistle fans on another weekend with no football. He says that we must continue to look after each other, whilst also detailing the Jags players’ fitness regimes.

A heartfelt message from Ian McCall. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The pandemic we are all facing is a truly gruesome, silent foe and before I get to an update on football matters; please take care, of yourselves, of the people you love, and of all your neighbours,” he wrote.

“The players all have their fitness schedules to follow. We have split them into five groups to make monitoring their work a little bit easier and to a man (it seems!!), they are following their programmes to maintain a good base level of fitness.

“They are all currently fit and well. When they can get back to work is a little more difficult to predict but perhaps not of the utmost importance at this time. The players and I are making phone calls to supporters, to keep in touch, in recognition of the fact that we are all in this together.

“Lastly, our CEO (the King of Spain) has told me of the incredible effort of our fans, who if we are being brutally honest have had a turgid two or three years, in terms of getting in touch to see how they could help the club they love. It is quite humbling to hear. Please take care.”

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