The Daily Record reports at least eight Scottish Premiership teams are likely to vote for the SPFL’s potentially season-ending proposals by the close of play tomorrow.
The league’s board has recommended that should play not be able to be resumed this summer, final placings in the top-flight should be decided on a points per game basis, meaning Celtic would be declared nine-in-a-row winners.
Celtic, Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Motherwell, Ross County, St Mirren and St Johnstone are all said by The Daily Record to be more likely to swing with a yes vote on the plans, citing public comments or simply their current situation.
Livingston are the only side to officially come out in support of the resolution at the time of publishing.
Hearts and Rangers have also both confirmed they will be voting against it.
Curiously, The Record suggests Hibernian are more likely to vote no than yes.
Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster said on Thursday, as quoted by the paper: “Just battering towards a decision, for me, is wrong and there has not been enough opportunity for us to speak about it as clubs, together. There have been conference calls but they last 40-50 minutes and there are a lot of people on them.
“For decisions like this, respectfully, it needs to just be owners, chief executives, and finance directors who actually spend some time together on a call and put everything on the table. Then there is no dubiety, no double-talking and everyone is honest.
“I think it is time for calm heads and clear thinking.”
The paper also believes Aberdeen’s intentions are too difficult to call either way.
Nine teams are needed to pass the resolution, meaning the Dons would be the kingmakers in this scenario.
The Pittodrie side have previously spoken on the need for clarity moving forward, warning their supporters about the financial challenges ahead.
Teams have until 5pm tomorrow to make their thoughts on the resolution clear to the SPFL board.
Friday could well turn out to be a dramatic day in the 2019/20 season.