RHUDDLAN Town manager Wayne Hughes was in reflective mood as the prospect of cancelling the football season now looks a real possibility.

The FAW are reportedly considering expunging all fixtures from tier three down due to the coronavirus pandemic, which would include the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League.

Town are currently top of the standings and are within touching distance of the title, and Hughes outlined he would be “absolutely gutted” if the governing body went down this particular route, but “would understand”.

He said: “If they did cancel the season, I would be absolutely gutted but would 100 per cent understand why if this virus didn’t go away.

“I’ve never won the league as a manager won a few cups in my time. We have worked really hard this season on building our squad like every other team that are doing well in both the league and the cup competitions.

“We only have the league to play for and with only five games left for us it would be disappointing for us as a team, but people’s health is more important than winning trophies.

“It’s more difficult for teams who are still in one or two cup competitions which is now at the semi-final stages.”

There is also the financial impact to consider, with Town paying to play on 4G pitches throughout the season in order to fulfil their fixtures, in addition to league fees and other outgoings that would have been for nothing.

“I read that China spent seven weeks in isolation and are allowed to start going out so if we are in isolation for around that amount of time hopefully we can get together and sort something out,” added Hughes.

“With the new criteria coming in next season, teams will need to start work on improvements to the pitch and facilities so that could be a problem as well. It’s such a shame for everyone involved with football clubs.”