Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat has slammed the Scottish FA for a lack of communication during the ongoing suspension of lower league football.

All SPFL clubs are now able to play games and train after League One and League Two clubs were given the green light to return last Tuesday.

But clubs in the Lowland League and West of Scotland Football League, and others outside the top four levels of the game in Scotland, remain no closer to finding out when they can get back to training and look forward to games once again.

All football below the SPFL Championship was suspended in early January as part of the Scottish Government’s measures to tackle a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases across Scotland.

But with case numbers now falling in most areas of the country, clubs in Leagues One and Two have now returned to training, having been given the green light to resume group sessions as long as testing is carried out – and an announcement on a revised fixture list for those clubs is expected soon.

But outside the SPFL, following last week’s announcement – which suggested that a path back to playing would be made available – there remains a lack of clarity over whether and when clubs in levels 5, 6 and 7 of the Scottish football pyramid will be allowed to return to action.

The Bankies boss was left frustrated at the words from the SFA but hailed his squad for keeping their heads up through this difficult spell.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “The way they’ve done it, from the minute the part-time leagues were paused, I don’t think has been great at all.

“There’s not been a lot of communication for a start and the communication there has been, has been patchy and not really giving out a lot of information.

“I do have some sort of sympathy, because it’s a pandemic and there is always a moving target so it’s hard to predict too much.

“Saying you’re going to have an answer and then not, some of the statements and the language hasn’t been great, but I do have an element of sympathy.

“I said to the boys that their resilience has been incredible.

“Obviously boys get frustrated, but I’ve hardly heard a moan out of them.

“They’re all just keen to get back training and playing together. They’re all on board and just desperate to get back.”

Elsewhere, Clydebank match secretary Matt Bamford has been elected as chair of the West of Scotland Football League following a special general meeting on Monday.

Clubs joined the WoSFL at the beginning of the season with Bamford taking over from the retiring Dave McKenna.

Also taking positions on the board are vice-chair Colin Boyd (Kilwinning Rangers), treasurer Chris McKillop (Port Glasgow), general secretary John Dalton (Whitletts Victoria), discipline secretary Jeff Hunt (Pollok), fixture secretary Kennie Young (neutral), and divisional representatives Peter Ferguson (Rutherglen Glencairn), Kevin Robertson (Neilston), Bobby Macnamara (Ardrossan Winton Rovers), Martin McKenna (St Anthony’s) and Ian Young (Glenafton Athletic).