Scottish Premiership clubs meet for reconstruction & resumption talks – BBC News

All 12 Scottish Premiership clubs – plus Dundee United – took part of the meeting

A meeting of Scottish Premiership clubs about resuming football, league reconstruction and the “survival” of the game was “constructive”, says Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack.

All 12 teams – plus Championship winners Dundee United – took part in the video call, hosted by Aberdeen.

The Pittodrie club say feedback is being sent to the SPFL, and a further meeting will take place next week.

Cormack did not mention any discussions about the SPFL EGM forced by Rangers.

The Ibrox club, backed by Hearts and Stranraer, have forced a meeting on 12 May at which clubs will decide whether an independent investigation should take place in the SPFL’s vote to end the lower-league season.

The Ibrox club say they have proof of a “lack of fair play” in the voting process.

“This was a very productive two-hour meeting which captured the various thoughts on completing the current season and where each club stands in relation to league reconstruction,” Cormack said.

“Crucially, there was constructive discussion on how and when football in Scotland could resume, with safety and well-being of players and fans being a key priority, along with ensuring the survival and sustainability of Scottish football.”

Meanwhile, the league have agreed with a request to consult the top-flight clubs before calling the Premiership season. Uefa have said a decision must be made by 25 May.

Aberdeen are undertaking a feasibility study on how to complete the 2019-20 fixtures.

That comes after Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned not to expect matches in front of fans “any time soon” and that playing behind closed doors needed to be “very carefully considered”.

Next week, Scotland’s minister for sport, Joe Fitzpatrick, will host a meeting involving several key sports on the issue.

Should the campaign not be completed, SPFL clubs are considering ways in which to recalibrate the divisions to prevent clubs being relegated having not completed a full season.

Those talks are being chaired by Ann Budge of Hearts and Hamilton Academical’s Les Gray, with St Mirren’s Gordon Scott also among those on a 15-strong group.

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