PETER Grant is determined to offer every member of his Alloa first team squad a new deal - but, he says football is very much on the back burner during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Wasps boss has continued to work hard behind the scenes during the Scottish game's lockdown and remains in constant dialogue with chairman Mike Mulraney. 

Things have been made more complicated for the Recs outfit by the squabbles of their SPFL companions, although the leagues' short-term future has finally been decided after Championship rivals Dundee belatedly voted through proposals to end all divisions below the Premiership. 

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This secured Alloa's safety in Scotland's second-tier for just the fifth time in their 142 year history as they pipped Queen of the South and Partick Thistle in the average points per game standings. 

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It means Grant, who told Advertiser Sport last week he backed the SPFL's proposals, can now start to plan ahead of the 2020/21 season and secure the likes of Iain Flannigan and Kevin O'Hara on new deals. 

Advertiser Sport understands every first team player is on a deal until the end of May and it is normal practice for the club to rely on one-year agreements. 

"I would like to offer all of our players contacts and so would the chairman because they deserve it," Grant told Advertiser Sport. "Whether they accept it or not, that's a decision they have to make.

"I know the chairman would like to do it as well as they have done the club justice. We spoke about it a couple of months ago and he completely agreed.

"But, yet again, we have another situation going on so we need to wait until it all becomes a bit clearer. We don't even know when the season is going to kick-off again." 

The SPFL saga entered a new chapter this week with the start of tentative talks about the possibility of restructuring the elite game in the country.

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Hearts supremo Ann Budge and Hamilton Accies chief Les Gray are among those leading the discussion on the Joint Response Group. 

Alloa chairman Mulraney, who is also vice president of the SFA, is also on the group and has been named as co-chair of Supporter Welfare and Club Operations sub-divisions. 

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Grant says he is open to the idea of changing the current set-up, but warned it has to be for the good of the game in the long-term. 

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"People say they want to change it for one year and the ones doing that are the ones who would benefit," he said. "That's only natural and if it was me I would be doing the same thing.

"It has to be for the good of everyone and not just for a quick fix to help teams out of a difficult situation. If something is done, for me it has to be long-term."