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Devonshire hopes fans will be sensible when they're able to return to York Road

Alan Devonshire admitted this week he’s missing competitive football, but he just hopes everyone will be sensible when they’re able to return to matches at York Road.

This week club captain Alan Massey made an appeal to fans to help limit the spread of coronavirus, urging them to remain within their household groups or social bubbles when they do get back inside the ground. And Devonshire was keen to reiterate that point when he spoke to the Advertiser this week.

“I’ve missed it,” he said. “It’s in my DNA. It’s always something I’ve looked forward to for the last 40 years. For the last 44 years I’ve either been playing or managing, it’s strange times.

“I just hope everything will be okay. I’m looking at all these other countries, with Spain and France suddenly having another spike. I just hope everyone is sensible in this country which they have been so far up to a point and everyone cares for everyone else.

“No, I think we’ve got to get back, I don’t think the country can afford to not get back into work. I feel we need to see it (football) but I just hope everyone is sensible.

“Yeah course, to try and get back to normal as much as we can. I don’t think we’re ever going to be absolutely back to normal as it is, but at the end of the day, we’ve got to try and get there.”

Maidenhead’s league season is set to kick off on Saturday, October 3.

The National League fixtures are due to be released on Tuesday at 1pm. Because of the delayed start to the campaign, the season will conclude on Saturday, May 29, with play-offs in each of the divisions taking place over the first three weeks of June.

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