LLANGEFNI Town manager Chris Roberts said it would be “bittersweet” if his side retained their JD Cymru North status due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The domestic game from tier three down is under serious threat following the pandemic, with the Football Association of Wales discussing whether to follow the English FA’s lead and expunge all results below JD Cymru North and South level.

This would mean no promotion or relegation to and from the second tier, which could give Cefni a lifeline in their fight against survival.

Roberts, said: “Of course it would be bitter sweet if we were to retain our tier 2 status if they cancelled the league but on the other hand I have never been given anything during my time as a manager and have worked hard and earned everything.

“From my time as Glantraeth manager and bringing them from the Gwynedd League to just missing out on promotion to tier 2 to both Caernarfon Town and then Holywell Town the following year and then my time as Llangefni Town manager where we have come from Welsh Alliance Division 2 to finally get promoted last year, is years of hard work.

“I think I have earned my right to managing in the Cymru North with some top managers in a great league, I have no intention of dropping back down.”

Roberts expects the season to resume in June providing the social distancing measures are lifted, but highlighted the financial implications the current suspension could have on clubs next season.

“It’s hard to see any football being played before June with the way things are at the moment and with it getting worse every day,” he added.

“But on the other hand teams like Prestatyn Town could lose out on promotion and then financially which wouldn’t be right.

“I can see many clubs struggling financially next season with things like paying players, travelling, and just the day to day running of a football club, with Llangefni Town being one.

“We have never had the financial backing to compete with any of the teams in this league and It’s really hard to see many businesses or individuals wanting to spend their money sponsoring football clubs when they will have been in hard times themselves.

“It will be interesting to see what will happen to the so-called big spenders when this happens and might get more players playing for their local teams.”