Dundee set for vote U-turn to SPFL's resolution with reports of being offered 'lucrative' friendlies

SPFL chief Executive Neil DoncasterSPFL chief Executive Neil Doncaster
SPFL chief Executive Neil Doncaster | pa
Dundee are set to make a dramatic u-turn and vote yes to the SPFL resolution.

If they do, it will consign Partick Thistle and Stranraer to relegation with Hearts likely to follow, while Celtic, rivals Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers will all be crowned champions, the latter three being promoted.

According to the Daily Record, Dundee and their managing director John Nelms have moved from their position on Friday when they submitted a no vote.

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However, the confirmation of their choice was not received by the SPFL straight away, and before it did land with the governing body the Dens Park club communicated to inform the organisation not to count their vote.

The SPFL had released a statement early on Friday evening revealing the state of play and which showed Dundee’s choice would be the deciding factor. The 75 per cent threshold for the resolution to be passed had been met in the Premiership and Leagues One and Two, but not in the Championship.

A no vote would have scuppered the resolution.

They are now expected to vote yes with an emergency meeting scheduled for today which would allow clubs to receive prize money from the SPFL, with the club still pushing for league reconstruction.

The Daily Mail report Dundee have been “offered lucrative friendlies against Scottish Premiership opposition” following lobbying by clubs to persuade them to change their position.

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Since Friday, a number of clubs have released statements questioning the resolution and the timescale of it.

Rangers have called for the suspension of the SPFL’s chief executive Neil Doncaster, claiming to have evidence of perceived “wrong-doing”, while Hearts backed a member’s resolution proposed by the Ibrox club which was rejected by the governing body.

The Tynecastle club also stated their desire for a temporary league adjustment.