Dundee United owner Mark Ogren has congratulated his staff and players for winning the Scottish Championship title and earning promotion back into the Premiership.
After rivals Dundee finally agreed to side with the majority of clubs in Scotland in voting through bold proposals to end the season, the SPFL confirmed that the Tannadice outfit will be taking their place in the top-flight next term.
A statement from Ogren on the official United website read: “I believe the SPFL has found a solution that gives the industry time to regroup, catch a breath and focus on how the new season will look once the mobility restrictions are lifted. I also believe that there should be no recriminations on how clubs voted, as they will have done so with both the interests of their club and Scottish football at heart.
“Returning to the topic of promotion, as majority owners of the Club, Scott and I would like to thank all of the fans, our main partners Utilita and Macron, and all club partners and stakeholders for their support throughout the season and look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. Once we are all able to meet again at Tannadice, we will find a way for us to celebrate this promotion together.
“It is richly deserved after all the work, professionalism and support everyone has contributed to this season.”
United finished 14 points clear of Inverness Caledonian Thistle with eight games remaining in the second-tier, a not too dissimilar position to the one that Neil Lennon’s team find themselves in.
The Highland side also had a game in hand over United, just like Rangers in the top-flight.
Celtic could be following suit with a similar statement later this month too, with the passed proposals ensuring that Premiership places are decided on an average points basis should the action not be able to resume.
STV journalist Raman Bhardwaj reported earlier that the Hoops’ title win is expected to be ratified after a UEFA meeting on April 23rd.
Although these circumstances are far from ideal, no doubt Celtic will ensure the hard work of the Hoops staff and players is also recognised in some appropriate way.