ROBINS’ boss Chris Hughes is content to wait on any decision about whether Newtown’s JD Cymru Premier campaign can finish due to the coronavirus crisis.

The league is understood to be considering playing throughout June if possible, to bring the campaign to a conclusion, but Hughes, whose wife is a Key Worker, insists resuming football is far from his mind at the moment.

He said: “For me, I think we want to see the season to end naturally - we’ve got seven games to go and the play-offs at the end.

“But the bigger picture is there are more important things in the world, people are dying, everyone is being affected by this crisis, and it should be left with the authorities to decide.

“I think the FAW (Football Association of Wales) will be guided by UEFA and that decision could be made this week.

“Obviously UEFA will probably be looking to delay next season’s Champions League and Europa League, and the early rounds which clubs from our league qualify for take place in the summer and they would have to be delayed.”

He added: "When it does start back up again, hopefully you will see more people coming to games and getting involved because it’s something they haven’t been able to do for a long time.

“If we have to play two, or three times a week during the summer then we will do that, and make it a celebration of football.

“We’re still in touch with all the players every day, even on an hourly basis as there’s a WhatsApp group and they are having a lot of fun on there.

“They’ve also got a programme to stick to for their fitness.”

One issue Hughes would like to see sorted while the season is suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, is player contracts.

Those members of the Newtown squad currently under contract will see their deals run out at the end of May, and under normal circumstances, players would be able to register for other clubs from June 1.

With the FAW waiting to take guidance from UEFA on how to conclude the current season, clubs will also need to be guided on issues regarding playing contracts which are set to expire, possibly before the JD Cymru season resumes.

“It’ something for UEFA and the FAW to sort out”, Hughes said.

“At the moment, we don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know if the season will finish yet. Everything is so uncertain, not just for us but everyone. We’re all in this together.

“Our players’ contracts are up at the end of May but if the season is to resume and we play through June, they (UEFA and the FAW) will have to look at what can be done to extend the playing contracts.”