SPFL reconstruction back on agenda with Ann Budge document

By Chris McLaughlin

BBC Scotland sports activities news correspondent

Ann Budge

Hearts proprietor Ann Plug has been given the golf green gentle to see again at reconstruction

Skill league reconstruction in Scotland is reduction on the table appropriate a week after long-established talks broke down.

Hearts proprietor Ann Plug is to work on a doc relating to a brief commerce to the league pyramid.

It follows a top-flight club assembly on Friday at which key members including Rangers, Celtic and Aberdeen backed her demand the topic to be revisited.

The Tynecastle club are bottom of the Scottish Premiership and must be relegated if the league is believed as off.

A reconstruction taskforce to see at commerce, headed by Plug and Hamilton Academical’s Les Gray, used to be scrapped after top-flight clubs deemed reconstruction would no longer catch ample enhance.

Transferring from a 12-10-10-10 layout to a 14-14-14 structure had looked the in all likelihood device to be triumphant, on condition that the backing of 9 of the 12 Premiership clubs used to be significant, along with eight in the Championship and 15 at some stage in Leagues One and Two.

The other proposal into account would bear added Kelty Hearts and Brora Rangers to the bottom tier in a 14-14-16 mannequin.

That significant the approval of 11 of the 12 Premiership clubs, 17 in whole from the stop flight and Championship, and 32 of the most modern 42 in all divisions.

Hearts, Championship aspect Partick Thistle and League One club Stranraer are all in line to commence the fresh campaign in a decrease division next duration of time.

Talking after talks broke down this month, Plug stated the club would “have interaction extra advice” must they be “expelled” from the Scottish Premiership.

“It is miles fundamentally immoral that any club wants to be unfairly penalised by extraordinary choices which bear had to be taken to address the most modern crisis,” stated the Hearts proprietor, whose aspect are four aspects adrift with eight games peaceful to play. “I would stand by that leer, no matter Hearts’ have region.

“To pour extra financial hardship on specific clubs, given what we are all going by both now and for the foreseeable future, is both unhealthy and low.”

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