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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! East Kilbride captain Paul Paton admits the Scottish FA might have got it right to suspend lower league football – but says it’s hard to cope when it's all you know. The lower leagues had been on hold until last Sunday, but that has been continued indefinitely, and Paton admits there is a fear that the season will just be scrapped. Former Dundee United star Paton said: “At our level we’re not being tested, so maybe they’re right to pull it for a bit. “In saying that, the rates and stuff are coming down and we’re just hoping to get back as soon as it’s safe to do so. Read More Related Articles Albion Rovers boss says promotion and relegation must be scrapped if season shortened “It’s difficult; when you’ve known football all your life it’s something you love and you want to keep doing it, but there are a lot of people out there dying and who are unwell, so you have to respect that. Paton signed in the summer (Image: East Kilbride FC) “It has been a pretty rubbish time, but I understand there are people who have lost family members and loved ones, so while it’s a difficult time for most of us, there are people who have been dealt a bigger blow than me. "There is a worry that it might not return – the longer it goes the harder it is in terms of getting fit again and squeezing games in.
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. "You hear rumours, but until they tell us you never know what they’re going to do.” Kilby were riding high in the Lowland League when everything was halted, and Paton says it’s frustrating for them, but more so for the club’s owners.
Paul Paton, far right, in action against Gala Fairydean in October
(Image: East Kilbride News)
“I joined EK because they had big ambitions and I just feel so far that we’ve not been able to fulfil that for one reason or another, whether it be weather or Covid breaks,” said Paton. “You have to feel for the people who own the club as well – they’ve put a lot of money in to try and better EK, to bring in good players. “If it’s going to be a null and void season that’s something that just wouldn’t be fair on them, so I hope we can get back.”
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