A report by STV has claimed that the 2020/21 season in Scotland won’t start until mid-September at the earliest if the current season has to be completed.
Football was suspended on September 13 with the SPFL struggling to find a way to conclude the 2019/20 season.
The 2020/21 SPFL league season is due to start at the first week in August but day by day it seems like the start of next season is being pushed further back.
Sky Sports have an exclusive contract to screen SPFL matches next season but whenever it gets underway it is likely to look very different to the season that came to a halt at the start of March.
The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) told member clubs this season’s outstanding fixtures could not take place ahead of the new campaign because there are not enough dates in the calendar to complete both, STV has learned.
On Wednesday last week, the board put forward a resolution recommending clubs to vote in favour of calling an end to the current season in the Championship, League 1 and League 2.
It also asked Premiership clubs to vote on bringing the campaign to an end, but their decision will be used as the basis for further discussions with UEFA.
In the SPFL’s resolution, STV can reveal clubs were advised the new season, which includes league matches and the Betfred Cup, would not begin until mid-September at the earliest if this season’s current fixtures – including play-off matches – were to be played.
The board of the SPFL are still waiting on the vote from Dundee before they can make the next move relating to the 2019/20 season.