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Newmains chairman plans for return of football

Daily Record logoDaily Record 9/04/2021 07:00:00 Lanarkshire Live Sport

Dylan Inglis

Newmains United chairman Ken Davies insists his club will be ready to return to football when they're given the green light.

The West of Scotland League side have used lockdown to plan for Covid protocols for when the game gets back.

After the latest season was cancelled, the wait is on for the 2021/22 campaign, which could get underway in July.

But with restrictions still likely, Davies has lifted the lid on the work behind the scenes at Victoria Park which will ensure things are done properly.

He said: "Throughout the pandemic we've had time to sit down, review what we had and find out what was missing.

"The plan for player changing is we would use some of the main room. The teams would be spread out between the original dressing rooms and in the main part of the clubhouse.

a man looking at the camera: Newmains chairman Ken Davies says it's important to make sure protocol is followed © ugcNewmains chairman Ken Davies says it's important to make sure protocol is followed

"The dressing rooms need to have two metres between each person. I'm not sure you'd find even professional clubs can cope with that so we've had to make adjustments.

"The referees have their own room and their own area to come in so there won't be any mixing between players and the match officials either.

"But we also need to look at controlling the areas around the pitch. The rule is players need to arrive in their own cars.

"When they get here they go straight from their cars and when they're leaving they need to do the same."

Davies says United have been looking at how fans can be accommodated and said: "It has to be in a controlled manner and that's the hard part."

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