FOOTBALL will return in the Wee County this weekend after the governing body announced its intention for the season to resume.

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) announced on Monday, September 12 that games in all divisions will go ahead, subject to Police Scotland resourcing.

It means that, after the postponement of Alloa's trip to Falkirk last weekend, Brian Rice's side will host Montrose this Saturday, September 17.

A statement on the SPFL website said: "Following confirmation of the postponement of all fixtures in the professional game across Scotland last weekend as a mark of respect for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we can confirm the intention for the professional game to resume as normal.

"Fixtures will go ahead, subject to Police Scotland resourcing, with the caveat that any fixtures under the professional banner be rescheduled if they fall on Monday, September 19, the day of Her Majesty's funeral.

"This week, as a mark of respect and in keeping with the period of national mourning, home clubs may wish to hold a period of silence and or play the national anthem just ahead of kick-off, and players may wish to wear black armbands.

"We thank clubs and league organisations for the mark of respect shown at the weekend and for their efforts in resuming the professional game fixture schedule."

Alloa currently sit sixth in the table with nine points, having won three and lost three of their six games. A win would see them leapfrog Montrose, who currently have 11 points, and could potentially place them into the play-off positions.

Rice told Advertiser Sport: "We decided to give the boys the day off [on Saturday]; we've been working really hard and with the events of the week we decided it was an ideal opportunity to give them a wee breather before we get back into it."