The SPFL have full confidence that clubs will vote through its recommendation to end the season and declare Celtic champions should football not be able to continue this summer, The Guardian report.

As discussed earlier, the league body released a statement earlier today sharing its intention to terminate the lower leagues in Scotland this season and use an average points system to determine final placings.

The SPFL will also propose such a solution for the Scottish Premiership.

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However, as The Guardian reports, 23rd April is the earliest date Uefa is willing to accept the abandonment of top divisions around the continent, meaning the Scottish top-flight remains postponed.

The SPFL’s intention has left Celtic’s rivals Rangers annoyed, with the Ibrox side releasing a statement to communicate that they “firmly believe that the 2019/20 season is only complete when all 38 games have been played to a finish.”

However, Guardian journalist Ewan Murray has reported the SPFL still have full confidence that at least 9 of the 12 Premiership sides will vote for their proposals, the required amount to pass them, potentially leaving the likes of Hearts and Rangers fuming.

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The primary concern for clubs appears to be a financial one, with prize money able to be paid out upon the declaration of the league being over and season tickets more comfortably sold.

General view of Hampden

General view of Hampden / (Photo by Paul Harding – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Now though, with a vote, there could be light at the end of the tunnel, allowing clubs to plan financially over the next few months and build towards a new season.

The by-product looks likely to be that Celtic are named champions, irrespective of what our bitter rivals want.

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