AN EXTENSION to the ongoing suspension of the Midland Football League will continue local sides’ time away from the pitch until at least March.
With the current downtime preventing any fixtures being played during January, the MFL has announced the season will now restart after February 28 at the very earliest.
The obvious question to arise from the decision is whether or not the league should resume at all – given the limited number of weeks remaining for the 2020/21 season to be completed – and if an alternative should be sought.
A Football Association survey is to be sent to each member of the league imminently to gather the thoughts of clubs on how the remainder of the campaign should pan out, although a second successive null and void season remains the likely outcome.
In Division One, Studley have played just ten games, whilst in Division Two Alcester Town, Feckenham and Redditch Borough have played just 20 matches between them.
A hefty backlog of fixtures now lies in wait – a prospect few managers would be keen on approaching without fans in attendance.