Using the average points per game system is the fairest way to determine the final league standings, according to Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat, as the remainder of the season was cancelled by the Scottish Junior Football Association.

In an email sent to all member clubs on Friday, the SJFA confirmed the rest of the campaign is to end immediately, with a further statement to follow regarding league positions, promotion and relegation.

SJFA officials are set to discuss the matter this week.

The Bankies boss agrees with the decision to bring the rest of the season to an end and thinks that taking the average points per game from each team should be used to decide where clubs rank in next season’s new West of Scotland League – even though Bankies would fall to ninth in the table from fifth.

He said: “I think most of us knew the decision was coming and it was just going to be when.

“We can all see what’s coming, with the lockdown possibly being extended and everything that goes with that, so I think it’s the sensible call.

“They’ve done well to call it quite early and let people digest it and understand it.

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“We’re looking towards to the next season now – this will help managers plan and think about their team, and it will also help clubs in terms of the financial side and what they can do for when we come back.

“I was in a call with the chairman and match secretary over the weekend and the average points per game system was something that I had mentioned.

“To me that’s the most sensible decision to decide the seedings for the conferences. It’s probably the fairest way.

“We might have gone on and won our last two games, or we might have gone on and lost them, but mid-table has probably been where our performances have merited.

“We’d have no problems with being seeded ninth or tenth or whatever it is. We’ll just get on with it and we’re excited about the new set up.”

Moffat was in touch with his players at the weekend, and also held group video calls with his staff and committee members.

The former Rossvale boss has revealed he was keen to check up on his players after the news broke that brought the season to an end.

He said: “We split the squad into two and we’ve been doing a Zoom call on Saturday and Sunday to check in with the guys and let them take the floor for a few minutes and give us a wee update on their situation - how they are, what they’re doing, if they’re still working and who they’re at home with.

“It wasn’t really anything to do with football; we were just making sure that everyone was all right.

“We had one on Saturday and another on Sunday, and I’ve had a conference call with the management which has been good.”