SPL secretary Iain Blair to consult rule book over possible SFA intervention

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SPL bosses willing to look at rules in quest to break reconstruction impasse

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Scottish Premier League secretary Iain Blair will study the organisation's rule book to see if there is provision for the Scottish Football Association to intervene following the collapse of league reconstruction proposals.

Both St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour and Falkirk counterpart Martin Ritchie have called for the governing body to step in and mediate after yet another impasse in the quest to restructure the Scottish game.

"On the one hand, there is the opportunity for a third party to become involved," Blair said. "The SFA have been involved in all the discussions which have been going on.

"As to how you go about suspending your rules, I'm not sure how that can be done. That's one of the things I will be looking at.

"The SFA would not have a role in suspending the SPL's rules. That would be a matter for the SPL.

"I think the important thing is the clubs decide how they want to take this forward. Once this decision has been reached, then we will put it into place.

"I need to go and have a look at our rules to find out. I'm not sure exactly how we'd go about suspending the rules."