Yoker bosses are calling for clarity after it was announced that the West of Scotland Football League will begin on October 24 and the Soccer Shop Cup will start as planned.

News came out on Saturday evening that the winners of the WoSFL Premiership will go into a play off for promotion to the Lowland League and no club within WoSFL Premiership will face relegation.

Clubs in WoSFL Conferences A, B & C will see no promotion or relegation, meaning that all conference sides would play out their season for no other reason than to play the matches in front of no spectators, bringing no money to the clubs.

In the wake of that news, 14 clubs withdrew from the WoSFL for the season. They include big names such as Auchinleck Talbot, Cumnock Juniors and Pollock.

A Yoker spokesman said: “This has descended into a farce as there are now 43 teams spread over the three conferences facing the prospect of playing matches in front of no supporters in a league that cannot possibly see them promoted beginning in October and continuing through the winter in stadiums where there are

no changing facilities or showers allowed to be used under coronavirus restrictions.

“What is the point in risking the health and wellbeing of our players for meaningless fixtures, and adding to the financial worry’s clubs face during these unprecedented times?

“The club understand fully that we are living in unprecedented times, however under the current restrictions, this nonsensical decision to have clubs play meaningless fixtures will seriously risk a number of clubs folding before the season ends.”