RENFREW manager Colin Clark admits he would rather see his team’s league campaign being scrapped as the Covid crisis continues.

All football below the SPFL Championship has been sidelined since January 12, when a suspension of matches and training was imposed due to rising Covid cases across the country.

Last week, it was confirmed that clubs in League One and Two of the senior set-up can return to action on March 20, with women’s teams in SWPL One also getting the green light to play again.

However, clubs in the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) are still waiting to hear if their 2020/21 campaign will be concluded.

Renfrew are currently in fourth place in Conference A, having gone unbeaten in the five matches they have played so far.

But, with no promotion or relegation to play for in Conference A, B or C, Clark believes the safest course of action would be to pull the plug on those competitions.

He told Gazette Sport: “I think it’s just a holding pattern we’re in just now.

“We all want football back but to the detriment of who? One life lost that has came from unnecessary contact is one too many.

“I don’t see the point in finishing the conferences. They are non-competitive, there’s nothing at stake apart from a trophy.

“There’s no justification for throwing them back and somebody then gives the virus to their granny or someone else. I just don’t think the risk is worth it.”

Clark is confident his players would still be hungry for points if the league campaign does resume but is asking bosses to think carefully about what that might entail.

“When we set out to play this season, the goal was to win our conference – and it probably still would be if we got back – but it’s not the be all and end all,” he said.

“Really, I think you’re looking at next season at the level we are at.”

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) confirmed talks have been taking place to determine whether or not the WoSFL should resume.

Rod Petrie, SFA president, said: “There remain significant numbers unable to return to play, including our amateur and grassroots clubs across both the male and female game.

“We are acutely aware of the desire within those levels of football to return to playing and will work with the Scottish Government to ensure they are able to as soon as it is safe to do so.”