RANGERS have backed Aberdeen’s plan to finish the Premiership season behind closed doors.

But the move will be REJECTED by Hampden chiefs, according to a report in the Daily Record.

The SPFL bosses have already called time on the three divisions outwith the top flight and have awarded titles to Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers while relegating Partick Thistle and Stranraer.

However, the elite division is still on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic that has put football on hold worldwide.

But the Pittodrie outfit are among a number of clubs who are against a premature end to the campaign.

Ibrox sporting director Ross Wilson has reportedly written to the SPFL to back the Dons’ proposal to finish the season behind closed doors.

However, that will knocked back by the SPFL hierarchy after UEFA handed them the power to pull down the final curtain on the Premiership.

Football’s governing body yesterday set out “legitimate reasons” for bringing an immediate conclusion.

Importantly for the SPFL, those included economic issues that could put the long-term stability of member clubs at risk.

UEFA confirmed the criteria after hearing representations from Hampden chiefs and their Belgian counterparts.

The SPFL board are now expected to meet on Monday, but it is highly unlikely any decision will be made on champion or relegation issues.

Celtic, of course, are awaiting for the announcement they will be awarded their ninth successive title and were 13 points clear with only eight games to play.

Hearts, four points adrift of Hamilton Accies at the foot of the league, also await their fate.

Chief executive Neil Doncaster and chairman Murdoch MacLennan have both given assurances further soundings will be taken from clubs before any decision is made.

The likelihood is it won’t happen for at least another week.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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