Irvine Meadow co-manager Colin Spence says the club are fully focused on next season now after the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) null and voided the 2020/21 season last week.

The WoSFL was postponed at the start of the year alongside all other football below the Scottish Championship due to the rising spread of COVID-19 across Scotland.

Although several leagues returned to playing last weekend the WoSFL was not one of them as their clubs no longer fell under the professional exemption category to return to training.

The Scottish Government route map announcement last week, which showed that adults contact sports are planned to return on May 17 at the earliest, scuppered the WoSFL plans to return in April.

So, the WoSFL announced on March 17 that all the leagues would be null and voided this season with a further call on the South Challenge Cup to be announced in due course.

Speaking to the Times, Spence said: “All the clubs were looking for an answer one way or the other on the season, so at least we have got that.

“Now we can fully focus on the season ahead and wash our hands of the season that was.”

Next season is shaping up to be a very exciting one across the divisions as it will see the return of several teams who sat this season out due to COVID-19 restrictions. Many former junior football heavyweights such as Auchinleck Talbot, Cumnock, Pollok and Glenafton will all make a return to join the Premier Division and play alongside Medda.

Spence admits the clubs will add further competition to the division, adding: “It was already a very competitive league this season so the clubs coming back next season will add even more strength and competition, which is great for the league.

“We are going back to the original league format next season which sees seven teams go down, so it will be a cutthroat league.

“If you have a couple of bad weeks you will be looking over your shoulder. We will be fully focussing on ourselves and not worrying about anyone else.”