Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon has urged Scottish football supremos to provide clarity on the future.

In a statement, McMahon urged the Fir Park club to work together to deal with an unprecedented situation, but that they are taking steps to future-proof themselves.

(L-R) Motherwell chief operating officer Alan Burrowns, chairman James McMahon, and manager Stephen Robinson.
(L-R) Motherwell chief operating officer Alan Burrowns, chairman James McMahon, and manager Stephen Robinson.

He said: “What we need most just now is clarity from the football authorities. With some certainty about how this and next season will look, we can plan and take the necessary actions.

“We will come through this. Whatever has to happen, we will make happen with the long-term future of our community in mind and our club at its heart.”

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He added: “The position we find ourselves in is unprecedented. The combined effects of the Covid-19 outbreak and the consequential economic disruption is an unpredictable event, with potentially severe consequences.

“There is no map which shows the way out. There are no set of instructions we can follow.

“We go into this in a relatively strong position. For our club to thrive it needs the component parts: the board, executive management, coaching staff, players, fans and our owners, the Well Society, to work harmoniously.

"Since the move to fan ownership, that has happened. That said, the threat to the club is real and we have no handrails to guide us safely through.”