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Davies: Newmains are united in league start

PAUL DAVIES insists Newmains are committed to competing in the West of Scotland League this season.

Thirteen clubs have withdrawn because of the coronavirus crisis which prevents fans from attending games.

That has led to the redrawing of the three conferences below the Premier Division, with United now in the C group alongside the likes of Drumchapel, Kilsyth, Dalry and East Kilbride Thistle.

Co-boss Davies insists the Victoria Park side never considered pulling out as long as it was deemed safe to compete and they are now looking forward to the challenges ahead.

He said: “We have taken the decision to compete in the West of Scotland League next season as we see it as a real opportunity to get our squad settled and back playing football, which is I’m sure we all want to be.

“We took the stance that if the Scottish FA, West of Scotland League and government said it was safe to go back then we would go back.

“I totally respect that other teams couldn’t or wouldn’t go back, possibly because of financial reasons.

“However we are excited and raring to go. We’ve assembled a young energetic squad that we hope can shock a few teams this year.”