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SPL set to vote on league reconstruction in April

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Some clubs still need to be convinced about the SPL's plans

By Chris McLaughlin

The Scottish Premier League will finally take a vote on reconstruction next month.

The clubs were due to meet next week, but the vote meeting has been cancelled due to the international week.

The SPL is keen to push for a top league of 10 with a second tier of 12, although several members have voiced concerns over the plans.

The 12 club chairmen will now be asked to make a decision on the proposals on Monday 18 April.

In January, SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster said consensus was being sought for a top league of 10 and a second tier of 12.

However, some clubs still required convincing over the merits of a smaller SPL and the viability of plans to increase financial help for those suffering relegation.

Former first minister Henry McLeish delivered a report on the future of Scottish football to the Scottish Football Association in December and stated that a 10-team top division was the most financially viable future model for the SPL.

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see also
SPL reconstruction vote in March
22 Feb 11 |  Scottish Premier
McLeish review backs two-tier SPL
16 Dec 10 |  Scotland

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