THE captain of West Kilbride AFC says he will be disappointed if the league season is declared null and void as he reflects on a way forward for amateur football in Ayrshire.

The season has been ended by the Ayrshire Amateur Football Association but there has been no indication if the season will be declared in some way or just voided.

Club captain Stevie Moran says it would be disappointing but understands that bigger issues are at play.

He said: “We were sitting third in the table and with our closest rivals still to play, we were very much in the hunt for automatic promotion.

“If it is declared null and void we will be disappointed, and if it is finalised by a points per game method like other leagues, we will miss out on the top two spots as well.

“I was also looking forward to leading the team out in a semi-final of one of the local cups with the potential of a final, so I am disappointed with that being scrapped but completely understand given the situation.

“At the end of the day people in the community are losing loved ones and that is much more important than football.”

With Scottish senior and junior football leagues called but no decision yet regarding the amateur game, Stevie says the money involved made it necessary.

He said: “I think it’s understandable that amateur football has been left until last with the senior and junior leagues involving money; its only right they should have been finalised to give clarity.

“However, there has been no indication about a league formation meeting or potential restructure of the leagues.

“The season would just be drawing to a close just now though, so maybe we should wait and see what the Association has planned.

“There will be no football at this level until it’s completely safe and that’s the right thing to do.”

Alongside all other sport in Scotland, there is little information as to when amateur football could return, but the captain says his side have been keeping fit and in good spirits.

Stevie said: “A lot of the boys have been out running and doing their own thing.

“Obviously the directive is that we can’t do any group training but it’s encouraging to see so many out doing their own thing and trying to beat each other’s times for 5K runs on the WhatsApp group.

“The spirit has remained upbeat, but we are completely in the dark about returning to play.

“I personally can’t see a proper restart in August for amateur football.”

Looking forward to next season, Stevie says it has been tough for the management team to plan, however he has his own personal goals to achieve whenever amateur football restarts.

He said: “I think most of the boys are looking ahead to kicking a ball again whenever that might be.

“We don’t know when or have an indication of how the leagues will look so I think it’s harder for the management team to approach players to come and play next season.

“On a personal level I’d like to get back playing as soon as it’s safe to do so.

“I’m looking forward to leading the club into the next campaign and trying to win some silverware for the club.

“We had given ourselves a decent chance this season but will look to kick on again when we can get back playing.”