Scottish Premiership winter break set to return next season

The winter break is set to be reintroduced to the Scottish Premiership next season.

Celtic have often gone to Dubai during the mid-season break. Picture: SNS

The mid-season pause was cancelled this campaign due to concerns over the fixture schedule during the coronavirus pandemic.

Following discussions the Premiership clubs have approved its return in January 2022, according to the Daily Mail.

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A two-week break will likely take place after the New Year, as it has since since being introduced in 2018.

Some clubs take the opportunity to jet off to training camps in warmer climes.

This season, despite there not being a mid-season break, Celtic went to Dubai in what was a controversial trip but one they have taken previously during the winter pause.

The SPFL’s former secretary Iain Blair explained why they needed those three extra fixture dates this campaign.

He said: “It is already incredibly tight, and that is before we consider how many games we will inevitably lose to bad winter weather, Scottish Cup replays and further potential postponements caused by Covid-19.”

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