Decision over weekend's SPL games to be made later this week

No decision on this weekend's Scottish Premier League will be made until later in the week, it was confirmed today.

• All six of last weekend's SPL matches were postponed. Picture: SNS

All six Clydesdale Bank Premier League games were postponed for safety reasons on Wednesday afternoon last week amid snowfall across Scotland.

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Inverness boss Terry Butcher, however, opposed over the postponement of his side's home match against Dundee United. He said the A9 had been in worse condition the previous weekend when his club travelled to face Celtic in Glasgow.

Alloa were able to stage their Irn-Bru Second Division match against Peterhead on the artificial surface at Recreation Park. Coupled with an improvement in road conditions in the west of Scotland, there were claims from some that the decision was too hasty.

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster insists safety will be the overriding concern again but a similar decision is unlikely tomorrow despite a worsening of conditions on Monday with hundreds of motorists stuck in their vehicles overnight.

"At the top of our priorities we have to have supporters' welfare," Doncaster said.

"Although the forecast is for very cold weather overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday, it is thought there will be a considerable thaw towards the end of the week so we will be reviewing that over the next 48 hours before we make any final decisions.

"We have to bear in mind that clubs want to get fixtures away."

The weather has already disrupted action this week with all 14 midweek fixtures in the Scottish Football League and Scottish Cup postponed.