Ardrossan Winton Rovers boss Stevie Wilson believes his side made the correct decision pulling out of the West of Scotland Football League this season after it was suspended for three weeks by the Scottish Football Association.

Winton were due to play in Conference C when the West of Scotland Football Leagues were announced last May after clubs voted to join the pyramid set up and leave behind the junior leagues.

However, they pulled out in October due to concerns around the pandemic, such as not being able to get fans into the ground, the wellbeing off their playing staff, management team, and board. Wilson believes the SFA’s decision to take a break in play means their earlier concerns about the season have been confirmed.

He said: “I thought it was the right decision at the time. We always kind of thought there would be disruptions with games being off, teams catching COVID or something like this with a shutdown.

“I don’t take great pleasure in saying this, but we have been proven right with another lockdown for at least three weeks, possibly even longer and a reshuffle of fixtures.

“The poor clubs that are playing at the moment don’t know if they are coming or going in terms of the state the season is going to finish in. “

Despite Rovers not playing any football currently Wilson insists there is still plenty going at the club.

He said: “I think people think we have just padlocked the gates and nothing is getting done, we will just see everyone in August, but that is not the case.

“The club is doing some tremendous work behind the scenes… the youth system is booming.

“When I first arrived at the club a couple of years ago, we only had two or three youth teams and now we are up to 13 teams, that goes right up to the under-20’s. “

“At the club itself. there is work getting done behind the scenes with new dressing rooms and floodlights, so we can play Friday night games.

“We have done things at the club that, if we did decide to play, we would never have been able to do, so full credit to the committee.”