Danny Swanson has backed a players’ union plea to support out-of-contract Scottish footballers during the coronavirus lay-off.
The playmaker won’t kick another ball for St Johnstone, as revealed in Saturday’s Courier, but PFA chief executive Fraser Wishart has called on clubs across the country and extend deals to take advantage of the government’s furlough scheme.
Swanson is one of 90 top flight players left in limbo until football comes back.
And the 33-year-old is hoping that Saints and the rest of the SPFL sides put on a united front in line with Wishart’s request.
“I knew I wouldn’t be getting a new contract,” said the Scottish Cup winner with Dundee United.
“That’s not come as a surprise.
“I haven’t played enough games this season for one reason or another.
“But I’m hoping clubs help players who won’t be getting new contracts by extending the current ones temporarily.
“The government’s job retention scheme is there for a reason, to prevent people losing their jobs. Surely footballers shouldn’t be an exception?”