St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin says the right call was made to suspend the Premiership season – but it’s left the Buddies in a bit of limbo.
A global pandemic sparked by the Covid-19 outbreak has suspended Premiership action until further notice. St Mirren were looking to build on their 1-0 success over Hearts during the week, which was a huge boost in the fight to beat the drop.
It turns out that this game will be the last top flight Scottish football match for who knows how long. Friday afternoon saw the powers that be follow the likes of Serie A and the English Premier League in suspending football amidst the virus outbreak.
St Mirren are just one of the many clubs facing an uncertain short-term future. Meetings are due in the next week to decide where football in Scotland goes from here and what action is taken with regards to the 2019/20 season.
Goodwin has explained the situation from a St Mirren perspective : “People’s health and wellbeing is the most important thing. Of course we are all desperate to get the league finished, we wont know what to do with ourselves without football, but it’s a small price to pay if we can contain this virus.
“I was surprised that it wasn’t done sooner. There are no dates to say the league will resume at a certain date. We’ve given the players the weekend off and we’ll come back into training next week.
“I think that’s what every club will have to do. It’s not a time for downing tools or going into holiday mode. We have to be ready to go when the time comes.
“Everyone is a bit in limbo with it. I don’t envy the people who have to make these decisions but I think they have come to the right decision at this moment in time and we’ll just need to wait and see how it pans out.”