THERE is a lot of uncertainty going around Scottish football at the moment. From endless debates over league titles, to worries jobs will be lost as clubs struggle to cope with the coronavirus lockdown. 

One thing Alloa fans can be certain of, however, is that the Clacks team is in a better position than most to deal with these unprecedented times. 

That’s the view of skipper Andy Graham who says he is confident chairman Mike Mulraney and the board have contingency plans in place to deal with potentially months of lost revenue from matchdays. 

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In an exclusive interview with Advertiser Sport last week, Wasps supremo Mulraney promised the club would get through a “challenging time” with the support of everyone associated with the Recs side. 

“Alloa is one of the best run clubs in the country,” Graham, 36, told Advertiser Sport. “I see that and I am sure Mike and the board will have plenty of contingency plans in place to deal with this.

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser: Skipper Graham is confident Alloa will deal with the coronavirus shutdown Skipper Graham is confident Alloa will deal with the coronavirus shutdown

“It will be other clubs in Scotland that could really struggle with the week-to-week costs. Hopefully everyone ends up alright.

“Boys are struggling with their own jobs at the moment and quite a few don’t know what is happening with that side of things.

“Football is a steady income but if that goes then there is a worry. But listen, the boys are all in good spirits and we are all in this together. 

“They know they have me to fight for them if it was to come to it.

“It’s other people in the club you feel bad for. People like Joyce who has budgeted for four more home games and ordered all the food. That will have a real impact on them.

“As much as people feel sorry for themselves, it is a case of keeping people safe and the boys have been in touch with everyone to make sure they are okay and offer to do anything if we are needed.”

Graham knows other clubs will not be so lucky and he admits there is still a lot of uncertainty in the game. This was brought to the fore when it emerged Premiership Hearts had asked all staff - including non-players - to take a 50 per cent pay cut in order to prevent redundancies. 

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While Alloa remain in a healthy financial position - the club posted profits in its most recent annual accounts - it is still unclear for everyone at all levels in the game what will happen to loan deals and contracts when they expire in the summer, if the season has not been completed by then. 

“It’s a worry for a lot of boys because you are worried about contracts,” Graham said. “You see what Hearts are doing and you think, hold on a minute, how can you be in such a bad position when you only have four or five home games left in the season?

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“I don’t mean any disrespect, but you are not telling you are going to generate that much income from then that is going to then cause them to request people take 50 per cent wage cuts.

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“I am not having that at all and in my opinion that masks a bigger issue at a club like Hearts. With season ticket sales and all that, there is no way you are going to generate that much revenue you are asking every member of staff to take a cut.”

He added: “It will be hard over the next couple of weeks as we won’t be able to see one another but the gaffer has given us a programme of work to do and we will still be professionally run.”