GREENOCK Wanderer's director of rugby says all of the club’s teams are raring and ready to go - when the game is allowed to restart.

The senior rugby season was cancelled with Greenock sitting near the top of the table however John Dyer insists all eyes are now on next season, whenever that may begin.

In his first interview since taking up the role, John, whose links with the Wanderers stretch back to his first team debut in 1961, told how a new head coach is in place to lead the first team into the upcoming campaign.

John, a former club president and captain, said: “I’ve spoken to every section and they are all doing the right things. They’ve got WhatsApp groups and coaching seminars going online.

“They’re all keeping in touch and talking as the club's training facilities remain out of bounds.

“I’ve had various conferences with the coaches and they’re all working away. Everybody is getting everything in place as if it was a normal pre-season so we are ready to go when the time comes."

It has been all change for the senior men as several members of the side have left and Grant Sweenie has taken on coaching duties.

John said: “I have taken over as director of rugby to get on with things. Our coach from last year stepped down so we've given the position to Grant Sweenie. He’s an experienced guy and has already had meetings with the other coaches and been busy getting in touch with all the players to introduce himself from afar and giving them various things to be doing to keep themselves busy and fit.

“We are happy and it's all looking very promising at this stage.”

It is not just the senior side who are looking towards next season, but all levels of the club are busy preparing for the return of rugby to Greenock.

As well as three senior teams, the club also has minis from P1 to P7, age groups from under-13s to under-18s and a successful ladies side.

John says the club’s coaches at every level have been preparing and have been organising training for their respective teams.

He said: “The coaches are all really well organised, it’s a wonderful group. The are laying the foundations now for what's ahead."

Despite discussions about the return of sport gathering pace, John believes that rugby will be one of the last to come back due to the contact involved.

He said: “The very nature of the game is the main problem.

“Everybody in the world of rugby is scrambling and dreaming up ideas the same as everybody is outside of sport.

“Knowing the coaches and the people that are involved, they will all make sure that we are back playing as soon as it is safe to do so.”