SPL gather to discuss expansion‎

October 22, 2010

The Scottish Premier League (SPL) looks set to expand following a meeting designed to improve Scottish football.

The current 12 clubs on Wednesday held the latest in a series of meetings designed to improve Scottish football.

Chief executive Neil Doncaster stressed that no format or system had yet been decided upon at the Hampden gathering.

But he told BBC: “The 12-team format is something that people perceive has possibly seen its best.”

Talks have been taking place for weeks between concerned chairmen, asthma who privately admit that drastic action is needed to give the top flight a boost.

And, if the majority get their way, the new-look SPL will welcome two new teams and become a division of 14 and will also include one automatic relegation spot, with the second bottom side facing a play-off involving the top three from the second tier.

“I am absolutely delighted at the contributions that are being made some big thinkers in Scottish football,” Doncaster told BBC Scotland.

“They are coming to the party, they are wanting to make a contribution and they want to help with the process of reaching a consensus.”