Proposed league reconstruction in Scotland could follow a model similar to that of Belgium, where 16 teams compete in a top flight which splits into three sections near the end of the season to settle the championship, European places and relegation.
Duff & Phelps, the administrators of Rangers Football Club plc, will need to vouch for Charles Green being a fit and proper person when he meets the Scottish FA to discuss his plans to relaunch the club as a new company.
Jamie Ness, one of several players objecting to their proposed transfer from the old Rangers to the newco, is expected to join Stoke City.
And John Fleck, who is also rejecting the newco move, is in talks about a possible move to Coventry City.
Green has vowed to take legal action against the players who are refusing to join his newco.
But the head of FIFPro's legal department Wil van Megen believes Green has no grounds to sue the players who reject the move.
Former Ayr United boss Brian Reid is in line to replace John McGlynn as manager of Raith Rovers, with McGlynn now in charge at Hearts.
James McFadden's return to Motherwell for training may turn into a more permanent stay.