Chippenham Town manager Mike Cook is not hopeful of being able to finish off the National League South season after the coronavirus pandemic caused the competition to be suspended this week.

The National League decided to postpone all remaining fixtures until April 4 at the earliest, bringing it in line with several other sports who opted to shut down while the virus is at its peak.

And while Cook fully supported this decision, the Bluebirds boss does not believe the 2019-20 season will be able to be completed in its entirety without causing massive disruption to subsequent campaigns.

He said: “I’m not hopeful of being able to finish off the season.

“There are a couple of things going on that would indicate this will go on for a lot longer than April 4, so I’m not hopeful we’ll get this season done at all.

“If the season did restart around April, we could quite easily finish the season in plenty of time playing twice a week.”

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