Partick Thistle chief executive Gerry Britton concedes the Jags are facing at least a £150,000 loss in income should the remainder of the season be scrapped.

And although Thistle, who are debt-free, would be able to absorb that financial hit, Britton admits he fears other clubs might not survive.

Five of Partick’s nine remaining Championship games are due to be played at home and former striker Britton admits not fulfilling those fixtures due to the coronavirus crisis would leave the club staring at a significant cash black hole.

He said: “It's massive across the whole game.

"We looked at one scenario where we wouldn't have any further income over the remainder of the season.

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“At first estimates that would cost us anything upwards of £150,000. For a club our size with the turnover we have that's a massive impact.

“We are fortunate that we are in a situation where we don't have any debt. A club of our size may be able to pick up a shortfall.

“However, if there was a situation where it did roll into the new season then there would be serious repercussions for us in a financial sense.

“There are clubs who work week-to-week and month-to-month.

“It is unprecedented and you are not catering for this in your budget.

"I genuinely fear for a lot of the smaller clubs who are on a real tipping point and a situation like this could very easily push some clubs under.”

Partick are currently bottom of the Championship, two points adrift of Queen of the South having played a game less, but Britton believes relegation should be voided if it is decided that the rest of the season should be cancelled.

One possibility is that the footballing authorities will decide on champions, promotions and relegations as the league tables stand now.

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Britton, speaking to BBC Scotland, added: “There's a number of scenarios being spoken about.

“If the league stops here then okay, teams have to be rewarded. We are into the last quarter, so the teams at the top need to be rewarded.

“It's hard not to be self-interested. When I look at it, the one proposal I've heard of the top two teams getting promoted with no relegation, of Kelty Hearts and Brora Rangers coming up (to League Two), that works for me.

“If we did have an experiment with the top tier going up to 14 teams, we might find it works."