ANXIOUS players at Clackmannan Community AFC are still unsure whether an upcoming final will go ahead as the coronavirus wreaks havoc across Scottish football.

The Wee County team are set to play Fallin AFC in the East of Scotland Amateur Cup final on Friday, March 27, at Falkirk Stadium.

Last Friday, March 13, the Scottish Premier Football League confirmed that all domestic professional and grassroots football would be suspended under the jurisdiction of the Scottish Football Association until further notice.

Tam Robertson, Clackmannan's club secretary, is hopeful the match will still go ahead, but acknowledges the need to protect people from the virus is paramount at this time.

He told Advertiser Sport: "We know as much as anyone, including the football authorities. It will be driven by government information and medical advice.

"Hopefully, for everyone in the country, the virus will be delayed and contained so we can all resume normal activities.

"Everyone's health has to come first. I'm sure the final will be played at some point – when that is, we are not sure.

"Hopefully the final can get played and it should be a cracking match. Also, as our opponents are Fallin, it's great that two clubs from the Forth Valley area are competing for [the] trophy."

Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA chief executive, said last Friday: "Since the guidance outlined by governments last night we have been engaged in extensive dialogue to clarify the position and implications of that guidance for Scottish football.

"Today's announcement is made in the interests of public health but, equally, the health and safety of players, match officials, and staff across the game.

"This is of paramount importance as the country enters the 'delay' phase of the coronavirus pandemic.

"It is also why the Scottish FA is compelled to ensure that the suspension is cascaded through the non-professional and grassroots games until further notice."