WHILE they await the Scottish Professional Football League's reconstruction group recommendations on the way ahead Cowdenbeath are looking at piecing together a squad for next season.

The club needs to formulate plans to fix up their management team and squad for 2020/21 season as everyone is out of contract.

But few fans would disagree with manager Gary Bollan, assistant Craig Easton and coach Ian Flaherty being re-engaged, and most of the squad would be welcomed too by fans as they have seen the club change from being a side suffering successive relegations, and then facing two play-offs to stay in league football, to being a side which last season could well have been pressing for promotion in the play-offs had things not come to an early end.

Longest serving player is midfielder Kyle Miller, who has been with the club since being one of the youths, and would be going into his ninth season at Central Park if he re-signs, while full-back and last season's penalty king Fraser Mullen (pictured above) would be looking at a fifth season as a Blue Brazilian if he was to put pen to paper.

People like solid defence men, Jamie Pyper and Jamie Todd, along with Player of the Year, Craig Barr, would be solid acquisitions too along with utility left hand side man, Harvey Swann.

In midfield Miller could be joined by Gavin Morrison, who joined up in January from Brora Rangers after moving south with his work, Robbie Buchanan, Mikey Herd, Archie Thomas and Graham Taylor; while the strike force of David Cox, Kris Renton and Jordan Allan have been effective.

These players could form the basis of a unit that could be able to compete well in whatever shape the bottom division takes.

One area that was a bit of a revolving door last term was the position of goalkeeper, where until Josh Rae signed at the end of January, there had been a succession of loan last lines.

An addition of a few players to these lads would give Cowden a pretty decent unit, something acknowledged by club secretary David Allan this week: "The board have been looking at the out of contract situation and are currently assessing what players we would be looking to keep aboard.

"Certainly the performances last season were pretty consistently good, and things were looking like coming to a good finish when the coronavirus struck.

"I would certainly agree that a fair number of the squad would be the sort of players we would be looking to have with us.

"The Covid-19 situation is not looking really any clearer and before we go into when contracts would start for next term we would like to have a better idea of what the fixture list would be and what a likely month would be for a start to the season.

"Not easy as things stand but it has to be addressed at some time soon."

Meanwhile the waiting game continues as regards the league format for next season.