DINO Maamria believes seasons at all levels should be completed – whenever that may be.

Latics have just nine games left of their League Two campaign to play with football currently on an indefinite shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Maamria's side are 19th and well clear of trouble at the bottom meaning they have seemingly little to play for, if and when a resumption is possible.

But the Latics boss believes competitions should be played to a finish to uphold their integrity, even if that means impacting on next season.

"It’s paramount, it’s an absolute must," Maamria told the Oldham Times.

"We’ve got to finish this season first and then plan how the next one will follow on.

"A lot of clubs have spent a lot of money, managers have lost their jobs, players have scored a lot of goals, there is too much at stake to go and scrap it.

"I don’t think that’s an option at all. We must finish the season and if that’s June, July, August and then regroup and plan next season then so be it.

"Maybe it’ll have to be shorter in terms of cutting some of the cup competitions. Maybe you keep the FA Cup and scrap the other cup competitions for this one season.

"I think we can make it happen. If it has to be Saturday-Tuesday for one season from September until May then I’m sure we can do it.

"The most important thing for me, and I can’t emphasise it enough, is to finish this season. It would be very, very unfair to teams pushing for promotion not to finish the season."

Maamria, currently on furlough leave like the majority of non-playing staff at Boundary Park, believes it will be a couple of months before matches are possible, most likely behind closed doors.

That plan would most probably see games streamed for fans who are not allowed to attend.

"I think that might be the only option," he said.

"The great thing is with the support from the EFL and the Premier League with the £125 million, I think that will keep everybody happy for the time being. Financially this hurts of course it does, but that money means it won’t have the same impact hopefully.

"The disappointing thing is you are playing in an empty stadium without your fans but I’m sure they will follow games on iFollow.

"I feel pretty strongly that the season will be resumed behind closed doors in June or July, I think that’s what will happen.

"It’s not ideal but the most important thing is we finish the season. If it’s behind closed doors, if it’s playing Saturday-Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday, then it is what it is.

"That means we play the games and everyone gets what they deserve at the end of the season."