Kilwinning Rangers manager Chris Strain says he will have no qualms if points per game (PPG) is used to decide this season’s West of Scotland Premier Division after the league announced it could be a possibility due to the continued suspension of football.

The Scottish Football Association announced last week that, following guidelines from the Scottish Government, the three-week suspension of football below the Scottish Championship would be extended until February 14, when it will then be reviewed again.

SFA president Rod Petrie says the organisation are working on several alternatives to make a comeback to football both productive and safe.

He said: “We have been greatly encouraged by the sense of togetherness shown by the clubs and the robustness with which protocols and measures have been implemented in the interests of player and staff safety within football.

“A number of initiatives have been suggested which may help to make the eventual return to playing efficient without compromising safety.”

Strain says there is nothing the Buffs can do about the postponement, but they will be raring to go when it is safe to play.

He added: “We are taking guidance from the SFA, so if they say at this moment in time there’s no football then there is nothing we can do about it. When and if football can start back, we will be ready.”

Following the SFA’s announcement the WoSFL stated that they would try and finish all the seasons fully but failing that they may just be able to get all the teams to play each once then decide the champions based on PPG.

Kilwinning Rangers were top of the West Region Premiership last season when it was suspended due to the first COVID-19 lockdown, with the Scottish Junior Football Association controversially awarding the title to Auchinleck Talbot on PPG.

Buffs boss Strain said:“Last season it was an unprecedented end to the season, and they took that decision that was not in the rules.

“This season it was in the rules before the games started, so there are no complaints if it is used this year.”