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Scottish clubs given grim 18 month virus warning

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Scottish clubs have been warned that they could be dealing with the effect of Coronavirus for 18 months.

Seven days after football was suspended it seems that some clubs are fearing the worst with Fund Raising schemes in place at Morton, Partick Thistle, Raith Rovers and Albion Rovers.

Yesterday Hearts announced across the board pay reductions of 50% with further measures expected from clubs in the coming days.

Covering today’s Hampden conference calls BBC Scotland warns:

It was reiterated that a return to football before the end of June – as mooted by European governing body Uefa – was highly unlikely.

Indeed, the Scottish FA’s chief medical consultant Dr John MacLean told clubs that the impact of the coronavirus could be felt for the next 18 months.

An SPFL board meeting is scheduled for after the conclusion of the various league meetings.

Since the suspension of the game it seems that the SFA and SPFL have been looking for someone else to make decisions for them.

On Tuesday UEFA expressed a wish that domestic leagues could be completed by June 30 with the UK Government giving no hard and fast ruling on whether mass gatherings will be permitted in future.

Last Wednesday St Mirren beat Hearts to go four points above the Edinburgh side at the foot of the table, it could be a long wait for the next SPFL match to follow that encounter.

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