Scottish football's three governing bodies have issued a joint statement which reveal proposals that include increasing the size of the the Scottish Premier League, a restructuring of the leagues, the introduction of play-offs and a change in the distribution of monies.

Charles Green's Rangers newco, who were denied admission to the SPL, will discover on Friday whether they will be playing in the Irn-Bru First Division or Third Division next season.

Around half of the SFL clubs who have made their views known are looking for Ally McCoist's side to go into the Third Division, despite Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan warning of the "slow, lingering death'' of the game if the Govan club were not voted into the second tier.

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