Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat fears football across the country may be put on hold once again as Scotland moved into a second national lockdown.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the new restrictions on Monday afternoon with the country returning to guidelines very similar to those in March of last year.

Football in the country has been allowed to continue at professional level since September, however the latest restrictions put a question mark on if the sport could continue at any level underneath the Premiership, where testing on players and coaches is regularly carried out.

Scottish Government guidance has since confirmed that leaving your house to train, coach or compete in a professional sports event is seen as a “reasonable excuse” to leave your house and the Bankies look set to continue playing.

Moffat admits that a shutdown in the future should not be ruled out despite the guidance, although pointed to the few positive cases as an example that football can continue safely.

He told the Post: “At the moment, the West of Scotland League continues on like all other professional sport until we are told otherwise.

“When things are getting as high as they are and we’re getting precarious over schools and things like that, I don’t think it’s a ridiculous decision to look at [shutting down] football as well.

“Where we are now with this new strain and trying to give vaccines a chance, it’s got to be on the table. When you’re locking down everything in the country, sport needs to be included in that.

“The measures are all being taken and it has worked fairly well – there have been fairly limited cases around football and a lot of the time it’s being brought to football after being picked up elsewhere.

“Things are under control, we’re outdoors, and there is minimal risk compared to other things. We might need to be a bit more pragmatic in the short term by the sounds of things.”

The Bankies’ weekend clash with Troon was called off due to a frozen pitch, as was every game in the West of Scotland Premier League, but Moff’s side did pick up three points against Cumbernauld United last Tuesday as Nicky Little, Ross MacPherson, Matt Niven and Joe Slattery found the scoresheet in a 4-1 win.

Clydebank are set to welcome Kilwinning Rangers to Holm Park this Saturday with the game available to stream on the club’s YouTube channel from 2.15pm.