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SPL set for 10 team league

The Scottish Premier League could be set for a 10 team top tier after member clubs met at Hampden Park to discuss restruc­turing Scotland's top flight.

Initially it was thought that an extension of the current 12 team league would be pushed forward, but SPL chairman Ralph Topping indicated that clubs felt a 16 or 18 team league would not be financially workable and instead two divisions of 10 teams has been proposed.

Speaking after the meeting Topping said: "If you look at Scottish football, a 16-team league wouldn't work economically and it would have a knock-on effect in terms of the quality of players you can attract.

"It's two 10s or the status quo in my view."

A vote on the plans is now excepted to take place at the next meeting on 17th January.

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