Managers from the Premier Division of the new West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) have united to call on organisers to come forward with a plan to bring back the "game we love".

17 of the 20 teams in the top-flight of the new set-up have written to the WoSFL interim management group outlining their concerns as clubs continue to face financial pressure due to the growing uncertainty over a league start-date which has now been pushed back to October 24 at the earliest.

The letter, which was shared by Kilwinning Rangers boss Chris Strain on social media, stated: “To the interim management group please come forward with a solution that allows our clubs, who want to, to participate in a league structure in 2020/21.

"It may not be football how we know it, but we believe we have a right as professionals to be given the opportunity to play the game we love.”

The statement, which was backed by players and coaching staff, also aimed to address concerns about the spread of coronavirus in dressing rooms which had been given as a reason for the delayed start.

Managers said that this “should no longer be an issue” once they are assessed on health and safety grounds with showers being out of bounds and clubs keeping to physical distancing.

The letter also called for “fans to get to know a route map as to when they will be allowed to spectate at games” with clubs concerned over the viability of playing without supporters in the long-term.

It continued: “It is our collective belief that we can all get to enjoy the game in a safe environment.”