Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat believes football clubs have a huge responsibility to continue to follow guidelines as the West of Scotland Football League kicks off this weekend.

An updated league schedule has given the Bankies an away trip to Largs Thistle on the opening day of the season after fixtures needed to be amended when a number of teams withdrew from the league as they did not feel they could operate without supporters in attendance.

Restrictions also remain in place when it comes to showering and changing facilities, with those amenities still out of use.

The league go ahead was given the green light two weeks ago when the Scottish FA confirmed that the WoSFL is exempt from the latest nationwide restrictions surrounding contact sport for over-18s, with the league falling under the professional sport category.

Moff is delighted to finally be kicking off this weekend after a number of setbacks and urged that his club will continue to do their bit.

He told the Post: “The date has been moved around a couple of times and there’s been different things going on with format and fixtures so it’s good to finally have a start. When we heard the latest restrictions we kind of thought that was us for another few weeks and then we found out we’re not going to be included in that, which is obviously welcome.

“We’re fortunate to be allowed to play so we’ve got a huge responsibility to continue to do everything safely and be following everything. I don’t think anyone is taking it lightly.”

Preparations for Saturday have continued for Clydebank in the last week with a convincing friendly win over Port Glasgow at Holm Park on Thursday night.

Ciaran Mulcahy netted a hat trick in the 6-1 rout and despite the result, Moffat isn’t willing to get too carried away.

He continued: “We scored some good goals but it’s a pre-season friendly so we’re not getting too carried away.

“With 10 new players and 10 old players then it’s difficult just to click. We’ve worked hard in the past few weeks on patterns of play and trying to bed in relationships on the pitch and I think we’ve started to see a wee bit of that with guys starting to understand how other guys move.

“There are some good signs but we’ve still got work to do.”