PFA Scotland chairman Liam Craig has revealed that footballers in Scotland are not open to the idea of playing games behind closed doors.

The St Johnstone midfielder, who heads the trade union for players, says the safety of PFA members is his number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

And with government and SFA advice suggesting no social interaction whatsoever, 33-year-old Craig insists players in Scotland had made their mind up in quick time.

He told Sky Sports News: “We made that decision as players and as a union right at the start of this.

“And I think we have been ahead of things a lot during this period trying to get on the front foot and seeing what is happening looking forward, by looking at other countries and how it is affecting them.

“From a player’s point of view, like anything, safety for the players is a paramount and there’s no guarantee playing behind closed doors you are going to get that safety.

“With the government guidelines, with the social distancing and with the SFA guidelines you’re not even able to train together. So I think for the time being it is not even a conversation to have if you like. 

“In a few weeks’ time, if the circumstance become a lot clearer and the medical advice has become a lot better then it is something we can talk about down the line. But right now I can’t see it happening.”