Livingston boss David Martindale fears a “ripple effect” of Covid cases in Scottish football could cause the season to be ended early again as he expressed fears over the outbreaks of the virus in England.

A number of top clubs south of the border have been forced to postpone games in recent days and Martindale thinks it is only a matter of time before the same is repeated in Scotland – and confessed he doesn’t think the season will be completed.

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While Martindale has concerns over how the season will end, the Livingston boss wants his players to make sure they make the most of their upcoming games and make sure they take as many points as possible ahead of the winter break.

“I think the ripple effect with England is going to come our way shortly,” Martindale said [West Lothian Courier]

“That’s how I always try to gauge it. It’s now hitting the English teams and I don’t think it’s far away from Scottish football now.

“Touch wood we’ll see the season out, but honestly I’d by lying if I said I thought that we would.

“I think we could very well be sitting here in six weeks in another lockdown. I wouldn’t agree with it, but I think that’s where we could be.

“The virus is going to play a big part in the season and it’s now about making sure our points per game is as high as possible.

“I would hate what happened to Hearts and Partick Thistle to happen to the team that’s sitting 12th in the league .

“I’d hate for that to happen to any team, let alone Livingston.”

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