January 17, 2021

VIDEO: Bassett boss Collier expects plug to be pulled on the season

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Royal Wootton Bassett Town boss Sam Collier fully expects the “the plug to be pulled” on this season’s Hellenic League campaign in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Such a decision would bring about the second successive voided season but the Bassett boss accepts playing competitive football is far from important right now.

If the league is null and voided, Collier hopes that some sort of local competitive tournament can be introduced once it is safe to do so in order to get all players at the club back on the pitch.

Speaking about the government’s decision to pause all non-Elite sport, Collier gave it his full backing, saying: “As much as I don’t want it to happen it is certainly the right thing to do with the numbers and the casualties.

“Football is way off in the plans at the moment, it is about making sure everyone else is safe and well at the moment.

“First and foremost it is frustrating for life but the frustration for football is huge.

“It’s frustrating for me because I thought we’d got a good team together this year.

“I fully suspect the Hellenic League will be finished. I wouldn’t be surprised if they pulled the plug on it.

“I would be very surprised if we started up again in the Hellenic.”

All clubs beneath Elite level are now awaiting decisions from their respective leagues and the Football Association on the future of their 2020-21 seasons but all are now expected to be null and voided at some point soon in the future.

Watch the full interview with Sam Collier by clicking on the link below.

Interview by Your Sport’s George Stratford.

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