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SPFL seek legal advice on ending the season

There is a growing belief among Scottish clubs that finishing the season is only a distant possibility.

Each SPFL side has at least eight games outstanding and a BBC report says the governing bodies are taking legal advice about the best way to conclude the current campaign.

This news has broken after the Premier League is reported to be exploring a televised, behind-closed-doors event this summer.

However, that is considered fanciful by senior figures in Scotland and there’s a growing move instead to protect next season with as little disruption as possible given new broadcast deals are due to begin.

The BBC website report at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52092857  says: ‘Individually, clubs are continuing to explore cost-cutting measures, with many already applying for the government job retention scheme.

That would see 80% of players and staff wages being covered up to a maximum of £2,500 per month, but would also leave clubs unable to issue players with training schedules and dietary plans.

The Scottish FA is continuing to look at sources of income in a bid to potentially provide members with short-term loans.

Their focus, for now, is understood to centred around safeguarding the future of clubs.”


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