STEVE O’SHAUGHNESSY can’t understand why Airbus’ Cymru Premier future remains up in the air.

The Football Association of Wales crowned Connah’s Quay Nomads as top-flight champions, with The New Saints, Bala Town and Barry Town United to represent the country in the Europa League after confirming the standings would be finalised using points per game.

That leaves Airbus rock-bottom of the Cymru Premier with Kristian O’Leary’s Carmarthen Town joining them in the relegation zone.

But the Wingmakers remain in the dark over whether they will return to Cymru North after just one season with a decision on promotion/relegation throughout the tiers yet to be made.

“I think it’s poor that they’ve announced the season is over and named the champions, but they’ve not said what happens in terms of relegation and promotion,” said Airbus’ boss O’Shaughnessy.

“Surely if you are going to announce the champions then you have to do everything together, because people are in limbo now.

“These are difficult circumstances, but teams need to know what’s happening in terms of promotion and relegation so they can attempt to plan for the future.

“Are we going to be safe? The lads keep asking questions, but nobody knows what’s happening or when a decision will be made.”

Airbus had picked up four points from a possible six at Cardiff Met and Carmarthen Town when the league was brought to an abrupt end by the coronavirus crisis.

There has been talk about the FAW extending the top-tier to 14 teams next term with Airbus and Carmarthen surviving the drop and the usual one side from the Cymru North and South promoted.

“It would be hugely disappointing if we were to be relegated,” said O’Shaughnessy. “If we’d finished at the bottom of the table after all the game we were played we would have had to hold our hands up.

“But we were 100 per cent confident that we were going to stay up. We were hitting form and we had players coming back, then all of a sudden the league was suspended.”

Flint are waiting to see whether they will win promotion from Cymru North after securing a second-placed finish, and with Prestatyn failing to obtain a domestic licence.

Silkmen boss Niall McGuinness reflected on the campaign, tweeting: “Another season draws to a close in the toughest of circumstances. Fell short again for the second season running which is tough to take.

“Nothing but praise for the players though effort & commitment has been superb.”

Corwen are waiting to see whether they are relegated from the Cymru North, with Welsh National League champions Holywell Town in-line for promotion to the second-tier.

Holywell boss John Haseldin was pleased with the news, saying: “I’m immensely proud and delighted for the club’s players and supporters with the news of us being crowned league champions.”