SPFL board to decide fate of Premiership at meeting

Celtic are 13 points clear at the top of the Premiership, having played one game more than second-placed Rangers

The fate of the Scottish Premiership season is likely to be decided on Monday at an SPFL board meeting.

The top flight campaign is expected to be curtailed, with Celtic crowned as champions and Hearts relegated on a points-per-game basis.

The SPFL and Scottish FA have received the letter of assurance from Uefa that an early finish will not mean forfeiting European places.

However, some outstanding issues mean a decision could be delayed.

The SPFL board, who were given the authority to call the Premiership after the passing of the controversial ballot to end the lower leagues, will convene at 10:00 BST.

The league’s executive had committed to consulting clubs before making a decision, and were part of a meeting of the 12 top-flight teams and Championship winners Dundee United on Friday.

Motherwell said last week that curtailing the Premiership is an inevitability, with the majority of clubs agreeing with that position.

The Fir Park side said “no credible voices” are arguing that the 49 outstanding Premiership fixtures can be completed.

Scotland football is suspended until at least 10 June under current guidelines and has been since 13 March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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