CORFE Castle boss Martin Patterson insists wellbeing and health is far more important than returning to football, as grassroots clubs wait to find out when they can get back in action.

Corfe saw their second Dorset Premier League campaign curtailed this season, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And while Patterson admitted it was frustrating not to have a set return date, he admits safety must come first.

The manager said: “Waiting for pre-season is frustrating as no club can really organise anything but I realise that everyone’s wellbeing and health is far more important.

“It’ll be fantastic when we are finally able to get back to train and play. I’m sure everyone involved at any club feels the same.”