STUART McCall insists it is right to hang on to finish the season whenever that may be.

The current suspension of the domestic campaign has already been put back to the end of next month.

And most expect it to be delayed beyond that as the coronavirus continues to bring the country to its knees.

Football is currently in a vacuum with no clear indication of when matches will be able to resume.

But the City boss feels the authorities have made the right call to stick it out for as long as it takes to make sure the season does get completed.

He said: “I definitely don’t think the season should be declared null and void, nor should it be stopped now.

“The other alternative is obviously to play to a conclusion, although we don’t know how long that will be.

“Nobody knows how long this awful virus is going to be with the country and the world.

“You try to set a guideline but then it can change very quickly.

“That will be taken out of our hands. It’s obviously not going to be our decision.

“But from our point of view, if we’re talking football, the fair thing would be to try to get the leagues to a finish.”

City had won only twice in 13 games before the action was halted 11 days ago but they remain in with a shout of the League Two play-offs with a four-point gap to seventh spot.

Most sides will still have something to play for in all four divisions – which is why McCall would be firmly against declaring the season done now.

He added: “Everyone in football would agree that Liverpool deserve to be champions. They are clearly the stand-out team.

“But that doesn’t mean to say that, for example, Bournemouth or Aston Villa should just be relegated.

“I don’t think anyone would vote for that because it would be totally unfair. Likewise, it would be wrong on Liverpool to just scrap what’s happened.

“They are miles ahead after the previous games so I can’t see that either.

“I saw the ex-Leeds chairman Peter Risdale on TV the other day having a go at the Brighton chairman who said they should just let Leeds and West Brom come up and make it a 22-team division.

“But you can’t do that. Fulham are five points behind them at this stage and will still feel they are in with a good shout of catching them.”

City have currently stopped training indefinitely until they hear more concrete news from the governing bodies.

The players have been given fitness programmes to keep to from home while the training ground remains out of action. McCall admits it is difficult without a definitive date to work towards.

“I think we are all expecting a delay but there are no guarantees,” said McCall. “We’re told that it will be April 30 at this stage, but it can change whenever.

“You try to hope for the positives. Olly (Evans), the club chaplain, sent a message out with all the positive things that are happening with the countries that got it originally.

“You try to grasp a little light at the end of the tunnel. You’ve got to believe that eventually we will come out the other side of all this.”