League 1 and 2 clubs set to vote on fixture schedule for remainder of 2020/21 season

Clubs in League 1 and League 2, including Falkirk and Stenhousemuir, are set to vote on proposal to complete their 2020/21 league seasons.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 9:36 am
Clubs in League 1 and League 2 will vote on a 22 game proposal to complete the 2020/21 seasons with a 75 percent majority required in each division

The SPFL released a statement yesterday which outlined the plan for the 20 clubs to decide on which will require 75 percent approval from each division (eight out of 10 clubs) to approve in order to get the go ahead.

That proposal is for a 22 game season including a top and bottom half split in each division after 18 fixtures.

Crucially, it cover details surrounding how often clubs would be expected to play and what would happen in the event that all fixtures could not be fulfilled by a certain date.

For example, In the event that any club in League 1 has not completed 18 fixtures by April 23, the SPFL would not produce post-split fixtures for League 1.

League 1 would instead automatically become an 18-game competition for season 2020/21.

The remaining available dates between April 23 and the start of the play-offs would be used to ensure that all clubs in League 1 have played 18 fixtures.

Also, If any club in League 1 cannot fulfil 18 fixtures by May 6, final standings would be calculated on a points-per-game basis.

In the event that all clubs in League 1 have completed 18 fixtures by April 23, the SPFL will produce post-split fixtures for League 1.

If all League 1 post-split fixtures cannot be completed by May 6, the final standings in League 1 will be calculated on a points-per-game basis.

These standings will determine which League 1 clubs are promoted / relegated and which are to take part in the Championship / League 1 play-offs and the League 1 / League 2 play-offs.

Similar rules have been set our for League 2.

The full release is available to to view HERE, with clubs expected to confirm their vote in the next few days.

In the meantime, the Bairns continue preparations for their return to action this Saturday as they welcome Montrose to The Falkirk Stadium.

Similarly, Davie Irons’ Stenny are also back training and getting ready for the visit of Albion Rovers to Ochilview this weekend.