Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy has revealed he will work to add to his squad ahead of a busy end to the season – should the current suspension be lifted this week.

Reports indicated that the Scottish FA would give League One and League Two clubs the thumbs up to return to competitive action in March with training resuming again this month, although as of yet there has been no formal conformation from the governing body with a meeting set to take place on Wednesday.

The decision comes after the 20 clubs wrote to the SFA with a document titled “A Route to Playing Again” in which a number of protocols, including weekly testing, were outlined that would be followed if football were allowed to resume.

Duffy has lost three players during the suspension with two loan deals coming to an end and one player being released.

And the former Morton manager believes the hectic end to the campaign, which will see clubs play three times a week, means he will need reinforcements.

Speaking to the Reporter, the Sons boss said: “Even before the lockdown there were very few games where we had a full complement of players.

“There were several games where we only had one or two outfield substitutes so it was difficult, and now we’ve obviously lost a few players in the January break with Kevin Dabrowski going back to Hibs, Chris Hamilton back to Hearts and Donald Morrison, who we released.

So we’re a bit down in numbers, and Matthew Reilly is still injured.

“We’ll have to try and see if we can add to the squad because it’s going to be a test for all of the players to play this condensed season.”

He continued: “All you’re doing is talking to agents and managers and other contacts to see who might be available.

“There’s been a lot of players recommended to us but because we were never sure if and when we we’re going to get back then we couldn’t do anything.

“If you sign players, then you are paying them for a period of time in which you might not get back playing again.

“It was awkward because everything was on the backburner but you still had to prepare just in case, so it was always a waiting game.

"But we’ll see if we can add to the squad because we’ll definitely need more numbers - but we want to make sure we get the balance right as well.”

One player that will finish the campaign at the C&G Systems Stadium is Adam Frizzell, who extended his deal until the end of the season and Duffy is delighted to have the exciting forward on board.

He added: “Adam is a terrific player, he’s got great ability, he’s a creative player and that’s something we don’t have a lot in abundance.

“So it’s something we have to look at and try and improve our play in the final third and be a little bit more effective in front of goal.

"Players like Adam can certainly add to that and give us a wee bit extra quality in that area.”