“The game will return for sure but when it comes back it maybe very different to what we all want it to be”
Lee O’Neill says football will return but maybe not as we know it.
No football has been played in the UK since the start of March, with the country now entering a fourth week of lockdown to counter the threat from Covid-19.
This week the Government are expected to extend the restrictions in place for a further time period, maybe until early May and Town’s general manager of football operations feels the return of football in front of supporters is a long way off.
“The governing bodies have got a big challenge on their hands to plot a way forward for football,” Lee told the Club website.
“There are regular meetings going on to find the best possible solutions for all clubs, in all divisions.
“The guidance will come from the Government obviously but when you look at the other events around the world that have been cancelled and not just sports events, I can’t see football returning in front of crowds for a long time.
“Until the virus is under control and the safe distancing protocol and the ban on mass gatherings has been lifted, it’s not going to happen.
“Football will return for sure but when it comes back it maybe not as we know it and be very different to what we all want it to be.”