Doncaster: Fans are behind standing

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Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster insists fan power, in part, lay behind the decision to give the go-ahead to SPL clubs to pilot safe standing schemes in their stadia.

The SPL announced on Monday a relaxation of their rules on standing, following a general meeting of all 12 clubs at Hampden. Scotland is not bound by the law which banned standing areas in top-flight football in England, which came into force after the Taylor Report into the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

Doncaster claims the views of supporters were taken into consideration by the clubs who are looking to bring more fans back to the game, and he said: "Whenever we do consult with supporters they say, often in numbers, that they would like to see the re-introduction of safe standing."

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