Jim looking for fixture news

Jul 14, 2020

Peterhead manager Jim McInally is looking for the SPFL to release fixtures for the Championship, League 1 and 2 as soon as possible in order that clubs can start making plans for the new season.

The fixtures for the Premiership season, which starts on August 2, were announced on July 6 with the 30 other senior clubs still awaiting the details of their campaign which they have all agreed could be  shortened to 27 games and start on October 17.

The Betfred Cup is due to kick-off on October 6 and McInally wants to know what lies in store as soon as possible as he explained: “Things appear to have gone quiet on the make-up of our season and we need to get things out as soon as possible. I know that there has been a huge period of uncertainly but from a management point of view we need to get on with things now.”

McInally added: “However we still don’t know how many home games we will have. Some teams will have 14 home games and some 13. That one game could be the difference between having one or two more players in your squad. We also have to get players signed, get players fit and potentially have a testing programme in place.”

“Until we know what our season looks like we cannot set a budget and without a budget we cannot speak to players.”

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