Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

19.04 29 May 2020


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Scottish Premiership clubs have been given the go ahead to return to training from the 11th of June.

Scottish Football's Joint Response Group has also announced that they hope to start the next top-flight season behind closed doors on the 1st of August.

"We are delighted that the Scottish Government have given the green light to the resumption of football training in June," SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said after today's meeting.

"We now have a firm target of starting the 2020/21 Premiership season on the weekend of August 1 and that's a major step forward. We will continue working with the Championship, League 1 and League 2 to gauge their ability to start the season and if so, when - which may vary hugely between clubs.

"We clearly welcome the prospect of resuming matches, but we have to take all necessary steps to ensure we can have a sustainable league campaign. That means a safety-first approach, with games initially played behind closed doors and a range of measures to protect players and staff."

The current Premiership campaign was curtailed due to the pandemic, with Celtic crowned champions and Hearts relegated to the Championship.

The Jambos are currently attempting to get the Scottish leagues restructured for the next two seasons.


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