HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Darren Garmey “welcomed” the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance’s decision to finish the season once the domestic fixture suspension is lifted.

League officials reportedly contacted clubs on Sunday to outline their plans to bring the season to a successful conclusion, which means playing through June if needed.

The Holy Islanders’ are expected to be one of the main beneficiaries of this, with the club currently top of the third-tier standings as they look for an instant return to JD Cymru North.

Garmey, said: “Although football has not been on my mind much lately, we welcomed the news today (Sunday) that the season will be extended, and the league and cup competitions will be completed.

“There are much bigger issues to deal with than football but when we do get through the other side of the coronavirus outbreak and resume the season it will be a welcome sign of us getting back to normality.

“If next season has to start later then so be it, I’m sure the people who run the game will already be planning how next season will be mapped out if it starts later than usual.”

Garmey added that the club are “doing everything possible” to follow government guidelines on social distancing, with the squad working on their own fitness regimes ahead of a crucial run-in once the season eventually gets back underway.

Spurs are still on course to secure a memorable treble following their relegation last term, with their quadruple hopes dashed by a penalty shootout loss to Llandudno Albion in the FAW Trophy semi-final.

“The suspension of all games was not ideal at the time, but I think now we all know more about the pandemic we can all appreciate that this is much bigger than football and we should be doing everything possible to following guidelines to give us the best chance of coping with what is to come,” added Garmey.

“From a planning point of view, it is hard to look too far ahead, but all our lads will be doing as much fitness as they can manage in these difficult times and hope to be ready for when the fixtures resume.

“But again, that is all secondary to them keeping themselves and relatives safe for as long as possible.”