MANAGERS with West Fife’s non-league clubs are calling for clarity over their seasons one way or the other today (Monday).

Football beneath the SPFL Championship has been stopped since January 11 because of COVID-19, and the Scottish Football Association are set to issue a fresh update.

Kelty Hearts, leaders of the Lowland League; East of Scotland League's Premier Division duo, Crossgates Primrose and Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts; and First Division clubs, Oakley United and Rosyth, have all been impacted.

Those in their respective dugouts are pessimistic that they will be able to conclude the campaign, with many clubs having played less than half of their games, and one boss has called for the season to be scrapped.

Grant Brough, who is in charge at Inverkeithing, said: “It’s a lot of ifs, buts and maybes, but I don’t know.

“I just think they should bin the season and be done with it. This hanging on and hanging on, and we might be able to do this, we might be able to do that – we’ve played 10 games of the season.

“There are teams who have played less; just bin it, draw a line under it and say we’ll start again.

“I just think they need to draw a line under it, personally, but I don’t see that happening. I see them playing to the 50 per cent point and calling it points per game.”

Crossgates counterpart, Alan Campbell, commented: “There’s obviously more important things going on in the country just now than non-league football, so I get it all.

“I think on Monday they’re probably going to have to give us an idea of what’s happening. One of the communications we got through was that, without testing, it’s going to be very difficult for the government and the SFA to allow football to take place with the way things are.

“I would expect on Monday to get a bit of information, whether it’s look guys, we’ve tried our best, we appreciate all the effort to get going without crowds, you played 10 or 11 games, but we’re going to sack it until the summer with crowds coming back and things like that, and just do a normal season.

“I think that’s probably the sensible thing for them to do.”

Russell Craig, who is on Rosyth’s coaching team, said: “I can’t see the football coming back.

"We’ve got the facility there that we can do it, but other teams don’t. You’re potentially looking at impacting on the start of next season. Is it worthwhile? I don’t know.

“I’d like to be proved wrong but I can’t see it.”

Oakley boss, Stewart Kenny, added: “My opinion? Absolutely not a chance.

“I think we’ve played eight games, have still got 22 to go I think it is in the league, and realistically you’re going to need two or three months to finish that.

“It’s doable, because you’re coming into the light nights, but is it going to happen? I don’t think so.”