The next couple of weeks in Scottish football could be interesting if there is more movement on how the SPFL and Scottish FA are going to proceed with the remainder of the 2019/2020 season. Uefa are pushing leagues to make their own decisions on how the campaign concludes.
The views of experts with regards to the coronavirus pandemic suggests no football is plausible until around June. Already unusual contingency plans are being talked about, especially in the English Premier League.
What it means for Scotland is anyone’s guess. Scroll through to see the latest news relating to the SPFL.
1. Motherwell ace open to new deal
Declan Gallagher is open to extending his deal at Motherwell. The centre-back is contracted until 2021 but after a whirlwind 12 months which has seen him capped by Scotland he has said he would “definitely” speak with the club regarding a contract extension. (Scottish Sun) Photo: SNS Group
2. Liverpool interest in Rangers
A former Rangers shareholder has claimed Liverpool’s owners were keen on investing in the Ibrox club. Jim McColl, who is worth around £800m, revealed John Henry and his Fenway Sports Group have been interested in trying to replicate what they have done with the Premier League giants with Rangers. (Scottish Sun) Photo: SNS Group Craig Williamson
3. Harper praises Hibs
Ex-Hibs ace Kevin Harper has praised his former club for the way they have gone about looking to save money in terms of wages. The Albion Rovers boss compared them to rivals Hearts, saying the Easter Road side should be praised for not taking the “bulldozer” approach of their Edinburgh rivals. (Daily Record) Photo: Ross MacDonald - SNS Group
4. Stewart warms to 14-team league
Pundit Michael Stewart expressed his support of a 14-team top-flight. The former Hearts and Hibs midfielder reckons a seven and seven split after everyone has played each other twice would be beneficial and ensure there are the requisite number of big games. Photo: SNS Group Ross Parker