Celtic will be crowned Scottish Premiership champions for the 2019/20 season, according to a new exclusive report from Roddy Forsyth in The Telegraph.
The paper believes that Neil Lennon’s Bhoys will be awarded the title win, while Rangers, Motherwell and Aberdeen will all earn a place in European competition.
It’s said that financial problems are now the driving concern for clubs and the need to sell season tickets is high on the priority list, something made easier by calling an end to this campaign.
Prize money can also start to be paid out if placings in the top-flight are made final.
The report also goes on to state that closed-door matches have been ruled out as they could still require the co-operation of emergency services.
Expansion of the league to 14 teams, however, would not be seen as ideal, again due to season ticket sale problems.
It’s perhaps the most definitive indicator yet that Celtic will end the season as champions, with the report stating that is what is going to happen, not what might happen, based on Forsyth’s sources.
Lennon’s team were 13 points clear at the top of the table when play was suspended so it seems fair to enough to consider the Hoops champions.
Scrapping the season completely and declaring it null and void is obviously not what anyone at Celtic wants to see happens, negating all the hard work that has been put into the current campaign.
With meetings at Hampden due to occur next week, hopefully, we learn quite quickly what the official decision is from the SPFL.