COWDEN boss Gary Bollan has confirmed that he would be delighted to sign up for the club for the way ahead after coronavirus.

He, like the players, is currently on Furlough, but with his contract ending in June he has been thinking about the future.

And he told the Times this week that he would be only too happy to commit himself to the club.

Reflecting on the past few weeks he said: “I have to say it is the weirdest time I have ever experienced in football.

“Things were called off a couple of days before the Cove Rangers game and that has been it, two months of shut down of Scottish football.

“How things will progress it is hard to stay but we have to look ahead and be prepared.”

With the SFA having stopped the game in its tracks until June 10 it is possible that over the next two weeks indications will come from Hampden on their next moves.

Mr Bollan added: “I have had discussions with the club and I was delighted to tell them that I would be happy to stay at Cowdenbeath.

“Last season saw us take more steps forward and get into a position that could well have seen us the promotion play-offs.

“That was an improvement on the previous season, so while we are always looking to do better it was good to see us climbing the table.

“I feel that the basis of a good squad is there and I would like to keep a great many of them.

“If we could do that a few additions, who would have to be better than what we have had, could make us very competitive.”

Chairman Donald Findlay, secretary David Allan, and the board members, have been pleased with the positive improvements in performances over the past two seasons, a time that has seen the club move from successive relegations and survive two pyramid play-offs, to stay in the SPFL, to be up challenging for promotion.

They, like the manager, want to see this upward curve continue.

One of the ways Mr Bollan could look to strengthen his squad would be the loan system and last season the Blue Brazil picked up two fine young players from Hearts, who were both former Beath High School pupils.

Defender Chris Hamilton, 18, and attacking midfielder Connor Smith, 17, joined up from Hearts in August and played a key part as the team won six games in a row and were consistent performers on a weekly basis.

Said the manager: “Both Connor and Chris proved to very good acquisitions and did superbly for us and like the previous season when Robbie Deas came to us from Celtic, it was good for the players to develop their skills in senior football and at the same time make tremendous contributions to the team.

“It is certainly an avenue which we will be exploring.”

Mr Bollan said that under normal circumstances he would be looking to start pre-season training in mid June, but that will all depend on decisions by the SFA.