CRAIG BROWN has urged the SPFL and SFA to do all they can to make sure the Scottish Premiership is played out in full when football returns. 

Scotland’s leagues have been on hold since March 13 due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and it remains to be seen how the four divisions will be played out.

Some have called for the season to be declared null and void, others believe time should be called on the campaign as it stands, with current league positions counting as final, and playing out fixtures as normal, when safe to do so, is another popular option.

A joint statement from the two football governing bodies in Scotland is expected later today and former Scotland manager Brown, 79, has called for league chiefs to do everything in their power to keep the season alive.

Speaking to the Herald and Times, he said: “I think we need to play out the games as if it was the end of the season. I think for fairness this would be the best way.

“Nobody could complain if, when we get the clearance to play, we take the next fixture on the schedule.

“There’s obviously complications with players out of contract and such like, but I think you have to complete the fixtures with the players you have. Whatever resources you have at the time you use, it’ll be the same for everyone.

“Rangers think they can make up the 13 point gap to Celtic, but I don’t think it’s possible. You have to keep positive, but in a few short months they lost a very good position.

“It could happen the other way around but it looks less likely with Celtic having better resources and better players. So I don’t think it is possible, but I am quite sure even if you are a Celtic fan you would want to finish the league and win it properly and honourably.”

Brown is missing his daily fix of football and with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing him off the the golf course, he admits he can’t wait until life returns back to normal.

On life in lockdown, Brown added: “I’m a war child, I go back as far as that. My father played during the war and what happened in those days wasn’t anything like this but there were a lot of constraints.

“I’m trying to live sensibly. I live on my own in a flat in Aberdeen, so it is a bit frustrating at the moment having nothing to do or football to watch."