IAN McCALL believes that league reconstruction may be the only viable solution to completing the current campaign - but only in the short term.

All four divisions in Scotland are facing an indefinite hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the 2019/20 season.​

McCall believes a change in format for next season could provide clubs with some much-needed certainty at this juncture - and the Partick Thistle boss warned that there is no outcome that will please everyone.​

"We’ve a quarter of the season to play. We’ve got 25 per cent of our games to go," he pointed out. "It’s not as if it’s the last two or three games.​

"If two teams get promoted from each league I don’t think the teams promoted would be that bothered about being handed titles in this day and age because of the circumstances. But that may be different in the Premier League but that’s a whole other kettle of fish.​

"I’ve seen a few things mooted. I think you can put two in the Premiership and then go back to normal after the season if that’s what people want. I don’t think you need to reconstruct. You could have two leagues of 20 or all sorts. I frankly don’t like playing teams so many times a season. I’ve said that for many years and I don’t think the fans like that either. ​

"There’s a reason for that, obviously, because we have one game that means a lot in terms of television in the top league. There are five or six diagrams out there for league reconstruction but I’m not sure we need to go into that. Whatever people say, whatever argument people put forward it will be flawed to certain people. We just have to accept that’s the way it’s going to be.​

“I can’t see us playing football until August. That opens us a can of worms in terms of pre-contracts and contracts. You can put five solutions out there but everyone is flawed, not one is perfect. Fitness and well being is way more important than anything. We need clarity but we have to understand how difficult it is when we don’t know enough about coronavirus.”​

Despite the adversity that the Covid-19 outbreak has thrust upon Scottish football, McCall believes that the challenging circumstances can bring the best out of the 42 SPFL members, as well as society as a whole, by people working together with a sense of solidarity.​

"I think there have been one or two unfortunate statements put out but other than that I think football does get together in times like this," he added.​

"Wider society does too. I don’t think there will be any problems with that. Outwith everyone’s health there are financial worries and people have to get together. There are ways to do that. ​

"We can only try and do it at our club because we know Partick Thistle means an awful lot to an awful lot of supporters. Thistle is also a club that means a lot to Scottish football and to supporters of other clubs. It always has done. It’s a special club."​