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The SPFL resolution to end the lower leagues has only a 50-50 chance of being passed, and could be decided by a small number of undeclared clubs such as Aberdeen, Hibs and Inverness Caley Thistle. (Daily Record)external-link

Dundee could table an alternative proposal that would see the titles decided in all four divisions but no promotion or relegation, meaning rivals Dundee United are denied a Premiership place. (Sun)external-link

Rangers are still waiting for a response from the SPFL, who have a board meeting at 9.30am on Friday, over the club's alternative proposal which would see prize money handed out early with no leagues being declared. (Sun)external-link

Ralph Topping, the former SPFL chief executive, believes the 42 member clubs will "do the right thing" and reach a consensus for the good of Scottish football. (Scotsman)external-link

Hearts chair Ann Budge says the club "will survive", even if relegated from the Premiership this season. (Scotsman)external-link

Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster says Scottish football must challenge Uefa if they threaten to block Premiership clubs from European competition. (Glasgow Times)external-link

Celtic have joined the race to sign 15-year-old Ross County striker James Graham, who is a also a target for Manchester United and Wolves. (Sun)external-link

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