Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has said the club are actively speaking to players about joining the club, despite the season being suspended.
Football is on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but players, managers and coaches are all hard at work from home trying to carry out their duties.
The game in Scotland has been suspended since March 13, and there are still no indications about when 2019/20 might resume, if at all.
Clubs are being forced to adapt, and one would have thought transfer-related activity would be particularly difficult in the current climate – but Robinson says the Well are still working on that front.
He said (Daily Record): “It’s probably possible to work from home as a manager in more ways than you might think, particularly at a club the size of ours.
“We’re constantly working with budgets and there are certain things you can do on the phone that you’d be doing from your office anyway.
“We’re still actively speaking to players, discussing contracts and looking at the finances. There are a lot of players out of contract at the end of this season who haven’t yet agreed deals.
“We are also having ongoing talks with the players we’ve identified and are trying to sign. We have kept all of that going.”
Robinson adds that recruiting is mostly done online anyway, where ‘we can watch every single game’.
Everyone is hoping that the 2019/20 season can restart, but the country’s response to Covid-19 will determine that.
For now though, it would make sense for Motherwell to assume that will be the case and that things will return to normal – it is obviously better to prepare than under-prepare if they are in the position to do so.