The chief executive of Partick Thistle Gerry Britton says the suspension of football could have disastrous consequences for the small clubs in Scotland.

The SPFL made the decision to postpone the 2019/20 season last Friday due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

It is impossible right now for anyone to predict when, if at all, the current campaign will get back up and running, as the unprecedented situation consumes the world.

The SPFL suspended football in Scotland last Friday (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

The suggestion is that the peak of the disease is still some time away, suggesting football matches could be on hold for a while.

The idea of that is understandably alarming for many small clubs across the world, and Britton is worried about what no more matchday revenues could mean for many Scottish teams.

He told BBC Scotland: “At first estimates that [no further income this season] would cost us anything upwards of £150,000. For a club our size with the turnover we have that’s a massive impact.

Gerry Britton is worried about smaller Scottish clubs (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“We are fortunate that we are in a situation where we don’t have any debt. A club of our size may be able to pick up a shortfall.

“It is unprecedented and you are not catering for this in your budget.

“I genuinely fear for a lot of the smaller clubs who are on a real tipping point and a situation like this could very easily push some clubs under.”

Bottom of the Championship Thistle stand to lose around £150,000 if remaining fixtures aren’t fulfilled (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The situation is incredibly tough for all and, as Britton says, some smaller clubs in Scotland could potentially really struggle.

Such clubs are heavily dependant on tickets sales and with football suspended indefinitely with the spread of Coronavirus showing no sign of slowing down, it is hard to see things getting back up and running any time soon and things going back to normal.

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