Coleraine midfielder Stephen Lowry has said he remains "optimistic" that the current Irish League season can be played to a finish, though stresses the most important aspect to any resumption of football here must be health and safety.
Before the Irish FA halted the sport across Northern Ireland on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Coleraine were aiming to win what for them would have been an historic treble.
The Bannsiders had triumphed in the League Cup, beating Crusaders in the final, were in the second place in the Danske Bank Premiership - four points behind leaders Linfield with seven games to go - and were looking forward to a mouthwatering Irish Cup last four meeting with derby rivals Ballymena United.
Former Linfield ace Lowry has been an inspirational and influential player in the Bannsiders' glory run and had been hoping to play a key role in the finale of the season.
He hopes to still be given the chance, though is well aware the decision on whether the 2019/2020 campaign will resume is in the hands of the authorities and appreciates that it may be called to a premature halt.
Around the league, there are fears the resources would not be there to have Covid-19 testing for players, managers and staff, as is happening around other returning leagues in Europe, and many feel playing matches behind closed doors without the income from paying spectators is not financially viable.
"I know the health and safety of the players is paramount and I know a few people around the league have been very vocal towards not playing but, personally, I would like to see the league played to a finish," Lowry told the Coleraine FC website.
"I know there are lots of things in the way at the moment in terms of finances and safety and social distancing.
"There are so many obstacles but there will be changes this month and next month and it would be nice for us and all the other teams to finish the season because we have put a lot of hard work into this season.
"Linfield are a really good team this season and it is testament to us that we have matched them.
"There are seven (league) games left and hopefully if we squeeze those seven games in and adjust the season for 20/21 that would be good. Obviously things like Europe have a big part to play.
"I am still optimistic and hope to finish it. If they don't finish it I can see why they don't finish it. If things have to be called a day, at least we have a trophy in the bag this season and we are sitting second in the league and hopefully we won't be too badly affected as a club."
On a general theme relating to life in lockdown, Lowry, whose brother Philip plays for Crusaders, added: "I am missing the football big time. It is a big part of my life. You kind of feel out of the game at the moment. Maybe this is what retirement feels like but hopefully that won't be coming for a while yet.
"Our WhatsApp (group) has been busy enough and Dougie (Stephen Douglas) keeps us entertained on there.
"There has been a bit of banter with Rangers and Celtic with the league title being handed out so there has been a bit of slagging going on. We have a good bunch."