Rangers' future was thrown into doubt after Motherwell shareholders looked to have hammered the final nail in their Scottish Premier League coffin after a ballot.
SPL clubs will meet on Wednesday to vote on newco Rangers' admission to the top flight needing a clear 8-4 backing of the members to gain access to the top-flight.
Despite a day of frantic pleading and concessions from Ibrox chief executive Charles Green Motherwell became the eighth club to say they will vote against their application after 82% of their 'Well Society opposed to them joining.
With the club having already stated the outcome ballot would be "used to determine which way the club votes" at the July 4 AGM pressure will now switch to the Scottish Football League as to which division newco Rangers will start in.
But a meeting of the league clubs broke-up on Tuesday evening with members split over the question about the future of the club.
SFL chief executive David Longmuir asked the members to go back and consult with everyone involved in their clubs about the what was discussed but admitted they were no closer to a decision after the talks than before.
Longmuir said: "It was important clubs are now in a more informed position to go back to their boards and fan groups and take that factual information to make informed decisions.
"It is time to reflect on the scenarios and consequences and I want to give them space to do that. We haven't even decided on if and when we would have a vote.
"It's time to give the clubs a chance to engage with their fans and work out the right strategy. Votes will come if required."