Whitletts Victoria boss George Grierson says it is “massively disappointing” that all training for clubs in the West of Scotland Football League has been suspended but he believes it is the right decision.

It comes as all clubs outwith the Scottish Premiership have been told they must pack up the training kit until August 24 following COVID-19 rule breaches at Scottish Premiership sides Aberdeen and Celtic.

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The announcement was made by the Joint SFA/SPFL Response Group in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Whitletts were due to train for the first time since March on Saturday but that has now been cancelled.

Vics boss Grierson is disappointed but admits it would have been “crazy” to play given the current situation.

He said: “I am not surprised. I do not know how we can go back.

“There are no safety measures in place.

“Top clubs are getting tested several times a week and are in a bubble.

“For us, we have been asked to go back without testing. Our players go to work and have families. I don’t understand it. I think it is crazy.

“There is enough pressure already in terms of our ambition to win the league and now we have to worry about the safety of all our players and coaches.

“If I am being honest I was a bit glad when they said they were suspending training.

“I generally cannot see how we can start the league.

“We are being asked to drive to grounds with strips on and drive home with the same kits. Some clubs won’t be able to fit players in changing rooms with social distancing so I cannot see how it can start as planned.

“They (WoSFL) gave a start date in October and worked back instead of trying to fix the issues at present and then give a start date.

“I am apprehensive about the return but for the boys’ mental health. Football is a release and they were all looking forward to getting back.

“It’s massively disappointing in that sense, but the situation is what it is.”