SPFL club chairperson claims finishing current season looking "unrealistic"
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SPFL club chairperson claims finishing current season looking "unrealistic"

Motherwell chairperson Alan Burrows has admitted that finishing the current domestic season “becomes more unrealistic” every day.

The Well chief made the comments with the Fir Park side currently in third and occupying a European spot behind Rangers in second.

Speaking to the BBC, Burrows admits that finishing the campaign is the “right way to handle” the situation because everything is still up for grabs in Scotland.

Motherwell chairperson Alan Burrows is beginning to doubt the current league season can be completed on time. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

“There’s still a big push by some to have the games played,” said Burrows [BBC Scotland].

“I think it’s all up for grabs at this point.

“It’s on my agenda in the sense that I think it’s the right way to handle it.

“But, given the timescales involved, with every day that passes I think it becomes more unrealistic in that sense.

“Everyone is waiting to see what happens.

“While everything is in lockdown football will return and Scottish football will be back stronger than ever at some point in the future, hopefully that’ll be 2020-21 and it’ll be in the late summer we can really get going again.”

Burrows currently serves on the SPFL board alongside Rangers’ Stewart Robertson and Hamilton’s Les Gray as the Scottish Premiership’s representatives.

As it stands, Scottish football has been postponed until April 30th with UEFA’s 30th June domestic deadline looming large in the distance.

Whilst the official stance of Rangers is that they desire the games to be played, it is looking increasingly unlikely they will be before the UEFA deadline.

If the season is cancelled it raises major questions over what happens next in Scotland, with Hearts promising legal battles if they’re relegated and Rangers promising to refute any title awards.

Stewart Robertson has made Rangers’ position in the event of cancellation very clear. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Whilst Burrows appears eager to play this by ear over the course of the next month, his comments are a stinging reminder of the predicament football finds itself in.

The Motherwell chief’s lack of comment on what happens in the event of cancellation also highlights that there are much more pressing matters at hand for everyone.