Clubs in the new West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) have been given a provisional start date of October 10.

It comes after a “productive and informative” meeting was held earlier this week between the Scottish FA, SLFL, SHFL, EoSFL, SoSFL, WoSFL and Affiliated National Associations.

In a statement league chiefs said: "We have agreed a provisional start date for competitive matches of October 10 and fixtures will now be compiled. As ever this is subject to any changes in the overall picture.

"However , the main message from the meeting is to remind everyone that we are in first instance dealing with a public health issue, with legal ramifications and then mandatory football protocols, all of which need to be followed.

"We can get our game back, which will be very different, at least in the short term, and we all need to work together to achieve this."

It was also agreed at the meeting that clubs could be allowed to play friendlies from next month after more than five months without playing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The indicative date for a decision on local friendlies will be made on September 11, ahead of a start date on September 14.

All friendly game requests must be approved by a relevant organisation prior to taking place.