Jim – Court action could leave kick-off plans in limbo

Jun 20, 2020

Peterhead manager Jim McInally was hoping that a meeting with chairman Rodger Morrison next week would give him the go-ahead to start building a squad for next season however the intended court action by Hearts and Partick Thistle could leave the Blue Toon boss in limbo.

McInally has resisted all attempts to start rebuilding at Balmoor due to the uncertainty over reconstruction and the restart of Scottish football and he was hoping that his discussions with Morrison would give him the green light.

McInally explained: “The wheels had been slowly turning with the confirmation of the four leagues step up and discussions over when League 1 could start. With the Championship agreeing to kick-off in October it was hoped that we would begin at the same time.”

“There is a SPFL meeting on Monday and the chairman and I had pencilled in Wednesday to get us up and running in terms of getting a budget established. We also wanted to look at the future of players as another wave furlough is due to come to an end later this month.”

“I want to get on with my job however I cannot at the moment. It could be that the court action will mean that I am kicking my heels for longer.”