SPL clubs postpone talks

All 12 Scottish Premier League clubs have agreed to postpone talks over financial fair play proposals until next Monday.

Discussions over whether to introduce tough new rules for clubs who go into administration or face the prospect of liquidation were set to take place at Monday’s general meeting at Hampden.

However, at a time when administration-hit Rangers are attempting to find a new buyer, the top-flight clubs unanimously agreed to delay talks until 7th May.

A statement from the SPL confirmed: “At today’s general meeting of SPL clubs, discussions on financial fair play proposals were adjourned until Monday May 7.

“A number of other proposals to amend rules of the SPL were approved.

“SPL rules regarding financial disclosure requirements have been strengthened to include the requirement that clubs have no outstanding sums due to other SPL clubs as at 31 December in any year.

“From next season, pitch protection rules will be introduced to minimise the risk of damage to pitches during pre-match warm-ups, along with media co-operation rules to ensure clubs co-operate with SPL broadcast partners.”