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SPFL delay conference call for their big decision

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SPFL clubs will hold a round of conferences calls on Wednesday to get an update on the suspension of the game. In recent weeks they have staged Friday calls but nothing is planned today.

With a fourth weekend without any fixtures clubs are adjusting to the new norm but it is believed that funds are running low across the game.

No club appears to have defaulted on their March pay-roll commitments but at Hearts there appears to be a stand-off between Ann Budge and the players over an enforced pay cut.

A large number of clubs have put staff on the Furlough scheme which guarantees a maximum payment of £2,500 per month but a decision on the current season is required.

UEFA seem keen to create as much space in the calendar as possible to get this season completed but that seems to be a move to accommodate the richer nations who are dependent on satisfying broadcast contracts.

Declaring the current positions as final would allow the SPFL to pay out prize money with the 2020/21 season starting when given the all-clear rather than complete one season, have a short break then go straight into a new season.

BBC Scotland report:

Meetings have been held via conference call with all 42 members across the four leagues in recent weeks with Scottish football in lockdown.

But the latest round of calls, which have been taking place on Fridays, will now be next Wednesday.

The delay comes amid growing feeling among clubs that finishing the season is increasingly unlikely.

The postponement emerged on Thursday, the day Belgium voted to end their season early with Club Bruges declared champions.

There was one match of the regular season remaining when the league was suspended, with play-offs due to decide the top positions.

Currently, no solution, whether doing likewise, null and voiding the campaign or continuing it later, has been put forward publicly by the SPFL.

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