COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg said the club are going to be “sensible and realistic” with any potential training after the suspension of domestic fixtures due to the coronavirus.

The Seagulls’ are not due to take the field again until April 4 when they travel to Guilsfield for a crucial clash that will go a long way to determining a possible third-placed finish during their first season back in the Welsh pyramid.

The Football Association of Wales have left the matter of training during the suspension period as a club matter but did state any player that contracts Covid-19 will not be covered under their insurance policy.

This has left clubs across the region in a real predicament, and Hogg outlined his concerns as to whether or not squad availability will become a problem when they return to on-the-pitch matters.

He said: “FAW have issued guidelines which basically leave it up to us as clubs.

“The blanket Insurance policy they have for clubs doesn’t cover illness, so if one of our players contracts it whilst playing/training, any claims against loss of earnings in their day to day jobs and/or football won’t be covered.

“My fear is players going down with the virus and not having enough players to be in a position to train or restart the league come April 4.

“I think venues will close their doors soon as well, so we may not be able to train unless we use our ground.

“I’ve given my players instructions on training individually and out in the open away from gyms, but for the time being we will monitor the health of the squad through regular contact and consider what is appropriate.

“We do hope to train, but we need to be sensible and realistic too.”

The Seagulls’ sit third in JD Cymru North after a tremendous campaign to date, with Hogg’s side winning eight of their last 12 fixtures in all competitions.