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Clyde FC and other Scottish football clubs below the Championship remained in the dark early this week as uncertainty abounded about when such teams will get the green light from the Scottish FA to resume playing.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 10:53 am
After nearly two months off, Danny Lennon and his Clyde team are looking forward to returning to action

As outlined at the weekend by the National Clinical Director for Scotland, Professor Jason Leitch, the Scottish FA has been in regular dialogue with the Scottish Government since the temporary suspension of lower league football in this country was implemented on January 12.

This suspension was approved by the Board of the Scottish FA against a backdrop of increased positive cases for Covid-19 nationwide caused by new strains of the virus.

Rod Petrie, Scottish FA President, said: “We are grateful to all leagues, clubs and participants affected by the temporary suspension for their patience and understanding during this period of uncertainty.

"They have played their part in keeping the nation safe and restricting the potential spread of the virus.

“I would also like to thank the representatives from those leagues and clubs, who have been proactive and collaborative in giving their input into safe and sustainable plans for a to return to competition.

“These plans have already been discussed with government officials. We look forward to hearing when and in what circumstances those leagues which have been suspended can return to training and, ultimately, to playing.”

Meanwhile, Clyde manager Danny Lennon has revealed that New Zealand international midfielder Michael McGlinchey will join Clyde when the League One season restarts.

The 34-year-old – who played three games for Queen’s Park earlier this season – was hailed by Lennon during an interview with the Clyde website.

Lennon said: "We've got a verbal agreement with midfielder Michael McGlinchey, who will join us ahead of a restart.

"Michael has a wealth of experience in the game, including over 50 caps for New Zealand, and that's something I feel that we'll really need in an extremely busy schedule.

"We also have an agreement with St. Mirren to bring in another player on loan and we'll confirm that ahead of a restart."