SPFL clubs to vote on plans which could see Falkirk remain in League 1 next season

SPFL clubs are to vote on a resolution recommending the termination of the 2019/20 season in the Ladbrokes Championship, League 1 and League 2, with final season placings determined by points per game in matches played to date by each club.

By Martyn Simpson
Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 2:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 2:10 pm
Action from last month's League 1 clash between Raith Rovers and Falkirk
Action from last month's League 1 clash between Raith Rovers and Falkirk

That means that Raith Rovers would be declared the champions of League 1 and promoted to the Championship for next season while Falkirk would remain in League 1.

A written resolution has been circulated to the 42 Member Clubs recommending that SPFL clubs approve the immediate termination of Season 2019/20 for the Ladbrokes Championship, League 1 and League 2, without the remaining fixtures being played and all play-off competitions being cancelled.

The resolution outlines that the final season placings would determined by the number of points per game earned by each club in the matches they have played.

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If approved, this would result in the promotion of Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers, and the relegation of Partick Thistle and Stranraer.

Crucially, if the resolution is approved, the SPFL has also committed to consulting with clubs over the possibility of League restructuring ahead of Season 2020/21.

You can read the statement in full from the SPFL HERE including comments from SPFL Chairman Murdoch MacLennan.

The Falkirk Herald has attempted to contact Falkirk FC for comment.