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Dithering Neil Doncaster suffers fresh set-back

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More than a month after Kilmarnock’s home match against Motherwell was called off the SPFL has no idea what to do with the fixture.

Various midweek options have been missed to reschedule the match as Neil Doncaster dithers over whether Motherwell should be awarded a 3-0 win or the game is rescheduled.

It is virtually a summary of Doncaster’s tenure as he draws a salary as CEO believed to be around £400,000 while waiting on permission from SPFL clubs on how to carry out his job.

During the summer Doncaster was shown to be powerless to act against the threats from Douglas Park while Stewart Robertson revealed confidential details of commercial contracts without any comeback.

The pandemic is causing increasing problems across the game with the decision of the SFA and SPFL to trust in Douglas Ross has backfired spectacularly.

Picking up on the stand off over postponed fixtures Keith Jackson tells Daily Record readers:

Scotland’s clubs have joined together to boot out a controversial proposal to impose mandatory 3-0 defeats for virus call-offs. But they can’t agree on how to end the season if the pandemic forces another lockdown.

Record Sport understand a sizeable majority of clubs from all four senior divisions have rejected the SPFL’s plan to dish out standard “walk-over” punishments to any side unable to fulfil league fixtures because of a Covid-19 outbreak.

The move had been tabled in a bid to streamline procedures which have led to league bosses launching disciplinary probes into potential protocol breaches at both Kilmarnock and St Mirren that led to call-offs.

A “no vote” is expected to be confirmed this week but it’s understood no such consensus has been reached regarding a raft of additional suggested contingency measures should the season face further disruption.

Despite having the league with the highest attendance rate in Europe based on population Doncaster has failed to deliver a new sponsor to the SPFL despite having more than 12 months’ notice that Ladbrokes didn’t want associated with the product.

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