COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg expects the season to come to a successful conclusion once the domestic fixture suspension has been lifted.

The Football Association of Wales extended the postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic until April 30 at the earliest, as concerns continue to grow across the country.

Hogg has led the Seagulls’ to a fine first season back in the Welsh system but knows football must take a back seat until the threat of COVID-19 is reduced.

He said: “I think like all other clubs in the UK at the moment we are in a state of limbo and no one really knows what the short to medium term future holds.

“I think the season will be completed at some stage but for now, like the rest of the footballing world, everyone’s unsure as to when. We are planning for a restart at the end of April and we have to because that’s the hand we’ve all been dealt.

“We have kept in regular contact with the squad form a health point of view and players are completing individual training sessions, alone and out in the open.

“But in all honesty, playing or training is the least of our concerns for now. This global pandemic is impacting so many lives in so many ways and I’m seeing that first-hand locally in my day to day job working in health and social care.

“Playing football for the time being really is not that important. But once the national landscape changes, we will be chomping at the bit to get back into action.”

Hogg is hoping his side can push on when play resumes and push for a second-place finish, with Flint Town United and Guilsfield also primed for the runners-up spot.

He also heaped praise on champions-elect Prestatyn Town, who are just three games away from securing the title.

“Prestatyn will win the title and are worthy of it in my view. They have been a machine with the points attained and the table doesn’t lie,” added Hogg.

“To stay top of the league for 99 per cent of the campaign says a great deal about the work they’ve produced and they do deserve to lift the trophy.

“Our plans for this year have been well documented now and trying to learn as much as we possibly could about the league is what we really set out to do.

“We didn’t really know where we would finish in the table, but the aim was to play football in a certain way and win as many games as we could.

“In many ways, we’ve done that and probably achieved more than we thought we would.

“I think when this season finishes for good, the management team here will look back on the campaign as being very positive, all things considered.”