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Evans: Uncertainty Is Tough

Midfielder discusses ‘surreal’ football suspension

19 May 2020

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Gareth Evans
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It has been more than two months since the coronavirus pandemic forced the football season to be suspended.

And with a date for the sport’s resumption still yet to be decided, the wait goes on for the Fratton faithful.

Gareth Evans admits that the uncertainty surrounding the conclusion of the League One campaign is frustrating.

With the Blues still hoping for a chance of securing promotion, the midfielder hopes that an answer will be forthcoming soon.

He said: “It’s surreal having so much time off football and it’s hard to get your head around not knowing when it will return.

“Speaking to a few of the other lads, they’ve found it difficult that we don’t have a date set in stone for coming back.

“You hear about a certain possible time and then it gets put back again and again. That uncertainty is tough.

"I’ve tried to follow what’s been going on with the meetings, but there seem to have been an awful lot without anything getting decided."

Gareth Evans

“But obviously when you compare it to some of the issues that other people have, then it pales into insignificance.

“I’ve tried to follow what’s been going on with the meetings, but there seem to have been an awful lot without anything getting decided.

“Hopefully there will be a bit more clarity this week and then we can start working towards getting back.

“League Two have obviously decided to end, although there still needs to be a definitive answer to the question of promotion, play-offs and relegation.

“Everyone’s just waiting for the clubs – 23 of them in our division – to come to an agreement, which is always going to be difficult.

“You almost want one person to say what’s going to happen, but I know things don’t really work like that.

“Some clubs have financial constraints, while others want the chance to win promotion. Everyone’s got their own interests.”


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