Peterhead manager Jim McInally is delighted that football is due to return this month however he has concerns over the impact on his players should a extremely quick restart date be announced.
The Blue Toon squad have been training on their own for nearly two months and despite their work being tracked by fitness coach Stuart Hogg, McInally is aware that it will not be enough for a demanding two game a week end to the season.
McInally said: “I am delighted that we are starting back and so are our players however we have to ensure that what we are asking them to do is possible. As part of the plans for coming out of the first lockdown for the start of this season the Scottish FA’s Chief Medical Consultant John MacLean said that it would take four to six weeks to get players match ready.”
“I have concerns as we cannot even hold our first training session until next week as everyone needs to be tested and have had their results back. ”
“That could potentially leave players having only five training sessions to be ready for the rest of the season. It would be great to get assurances from Dr MacLean that this is acceptable.”