VALE manager Chris Anderson is urging football authorities to ‘null and void’ the current season.

The 32-year-old was reacting to last week's decision to postpone all matches in Scotland in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Vale of Leithen currently sit bottom of the table and are embroiled in a four-team relegation battle.

Anderson said: “The only option if the league doesn’t resume in the next few weeks, which it won’t, is to null and void the season.

“I know we’re bottom but we do have games in hand over the teams just above us and I was confident we would survive – this isn’t about Vale of Leithen or any other team.

“We need to take a step back from our allegiances as this is much bigger than football. People are dying because of this.

“It’s really unfortunate for the teams who are poised to win titles, and I feel for the likes of Kelty in our league and teams like Liverpool, Celtic and Dundee United, but if it’s impossible to see the season out, what else can be done.”

Kelty Hearts sit six points clear having played a game more than second-placed Bonnyrigg Rose.

And the two clubs were still to meet later this month.

It is just as tight at the bottom with only four points separating the bottom four – Vale, Dalbeattie Star, Edinburgh University and Gretna.

And several of them have to still to meet in the concluding half dozen matches.

Anderson has given his players a week off and awaits further guidance from the Scottish Football Association and Lowland League about training.

He added: “We train at a high school and haven’t been told if we’ll be able to continue using the facility in the weeks ahead.

“We don’t even know if we should be meeting up for training or playing bounce games – nobody has told us yet.

“All we know at the moment is that there’s no more football matches to be played and we’ve given the boys a week off.”