NIALL MCGUINNESS believes the Football Association of Wales could be forced to make the 2019/20 campaign null and void.

The FAW took the decision to suspend the entire domestic scene in Wales until Thursday, April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement published added: "The FAW is committed to exploring every possible option for all National Leagues to conclude the 2019/20 season by ensuring that matches are played as soon as it is safe to do so."

But Flint Town United boss McGuinness believes that playing out the remainder of the season could be easier said than done.

"I think it will be void," said McGuinness of the season. "I don't know how they will go about things if they choose to try and continue the season, surely it will eat into next season?"

"We've still got eight league games and a cup semi-final to play."

There has been talk of ending the current campaign immediately with plenty of options for final league standings being discussed.

"I've seen stuff about starting next season with a handicap system relating to this one, but that will be difficult," said McGuinness. "Then there's a theory about taking the current positions teams are in as well as finishing the season based on points-per-game.

"I don't see how you can do that personally."

With Flint in second place behind Prestatyn, the promotion race is a tricky one for McGuinness to discuss, but he feels for the sides fighting relegation.

"Some teams might have played the top teams twice while others have only played them once and things like that," he continued. "It would be harsh to sort the relegation battle out like that.

"I don't know what outcome is best, but I'm not sure much can be done to resolve all the issues fairly.

"It's just frustrating that about three weeks ago we were missing games because of the weather, and now it's sunny - the best time of year for football - we are unable to play.

"It's frustrating, but the health and safety of everyone is the most important thing."

McGuinness has not just seen his managerial career put on hold, but the dedicated family man, who recently welcomed a second son into the world, has had his livelihood brought to a standstill.

The Uefa A licence holder runs McGuinness 1-2-1 Coaching and set-up Rhyl-based North Football Advance, who have a men's team plying their Vale of Clwyd & Conwy League, four boys teams from Under-9s to U13s, six girls teams from U6 to U16 and a women's side.

"It's massively impacted day-to-day life," said McGuinness, who began his managerial career with hometown club Rhyl. "We've obviously had to shutdown completely - every age group and all of the one-to-one coaching.

"It's a case of wait and see for me at the moment, although making sure my family is safe and well is the priority."

There has been some good news at this tough time, however, the NFA boys accepted as a development centre.

That allows NFA to train on a weekly basis and play friendly fixtures against academy teams & other development set ups.

Crucially, NFA want to work with grassroots clubs not against them, their development centre a one player, two club ruling so boys will still play as normal for there local grassroots teams.

"It's great news," said McGuinness. "I decided to set it up so youngsters had somewhere to play. I noticed that children were leaving the area to go and play elsewhere.

"It was disappointing to see, so I decided to try and do something about it, and with my fiancee, Rebekah, we've managed to create something strong in under two years.

"As soon as it started people wanted to be a part of it, which was great."

Twenty months in, 12 teams, 17 coaches and around 140 youngsters playing football in Rhyl is certainly impressive.

"We want to see how far we can take it," continued McGuinness. "It will be interesting to see what we can do in the next five to 10 years.

"We look at Llandudno Albion as a great model and then there's what Jay Catton has done at Connah's Quay Nomads.

"The key is maintaining high standards and it's great to have coaches dedicated to doing just that."

McGuinness even turns out for NFA, who are currently top of the Vale of Clwyd & Conwy League Division One with six games to go, two of which come against nearest rivals Llysfaen.

"I've played three times and scored six goals, so that's not bad," joked midfielder McGuinness. "We were hoping to get promoted this season, but we will have to wait and see what happens."