CONWY Borough manager Matthew Jones is keen to trial a summer league format given the current restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tangerines’ boss has been in the dugout for just one competitive fixture since joining he club last summer, but with current lockdown measures by the Welsh Government pushing back the already shortened JD Cymru North campaign, Jones has urged the powers that be to use this as an opportunity to see of summer football would be the best route forward.

He said: “Obviously, things aren’t looking good in terms of the virus and the return of football in the near future.

“With the numbers of infections high and schools across the UK still closed, it’s tough to see the season starting in the next couple of months.

“For me, what it does do is provide an opportunity for the trial of a summer league.

“If the vaccine can continue to be rolled out at the pace that it is, then a summer league would be realistic, it would mean playing games in nicer weather with lighter evenings and would ensure that we would be having a full competitive season in 2021.

“I think it would be a good chance to see how feasible summer football is.”

Jones has been keeping spirits high in the unlikely event of the league resuming in the near future, with the club still proceedings with plans to progress the set-up in pursuit of hitting the ground running when team activities can resume.

“As a club we are planning as if we were to return and are in the middle of a transfer window,” he added.

“We are in constant contact with the players, doing sessions via Zoom etc, and we are really looking forward to getting back together to be able to play again.”