Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is confident Scottish football will recover from the fallout caused by the coronavirus shutdown.
It has been seven weeks since football was last played in Scotland with the lockdown due to the coronavirus stopping the game in its tracks.
The lack of income has hit Scottish clubs hard but McInnes is confident the game can recover.
He said: “We have a good product and it is about building on that when we get back.
“We have a strong league, good teams and a lot of top people working in the game.
“We just need to do what we need to do to survive. We have to deal with the situation as best we can.”
McInnes is no fan of playing behind closed doors but the Dons boss is willing to sacrifice the stadium atmosphere for a return to competitive duty.
Talks are continuing aimed at finding a date when it is safe to return but the Dons boss knows the chances of fans being in attendance are slim to none.
McInnes said: “We might have to play behind closed doors. I don’t think I have been involved in any closed door games that have been competitive. The whole dynamic will change but I think we can quickly adjust to that and get used to it.
“We are all missing the football so much and what is happening just now makes you appreciate everything so much, not just football, but everything in general.
“We just need to get through this lockdown, get back playing and then back to an environment where we are back in stadiums full of atmosphere and noise.”
One fixture the Aberdeen manager is relishing when football resumes is the New Firm derby.
Dundee United will return to the top flight of Scottish football next season after a four-year absence after being crowned Championship winners and McInnes says fans will be relishing the chance to face United again when it is safe to do so.
He said: “It is always a game the Aberdeen supporters look forward to.
“When Dundee United got relegated a few years ago I don’t think anyone envisaged it would take them so long to get back.
“They had looked quipped to finally get back up this year and now that is the case.
“They have done really well and Robbie Neilson deserves a lot of credit for the job he has done there.
“I think they will be a good addition to the Premiership and they will bring a real positivity to the league.
“We can look forward to them coming up to Pittodrie and us going down to Tannadice.
“I am sure both clubs will be looking forward to those games. We’ve always enjoyed fixtures against them and we will look forward to renew our rivalry.”