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St Mirren to vote against Scottish league reconstruction

St Mirren reject league reconstruction
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St Mirren announce that they will vote against plans of a Scottish league reconstruction.

St Mirren have announced that they will reject the proposals of a Scottish league reconstruction.

The outfit have claimed that they will vote against the new system in next Monday's meeting with Scottish Premier League clubs as they believe that it is not a positive move forward for football in the region.

A statement on the club's official website read: "The principles of a new league structure, single league body and all through distribution model are part of many aspects of this we fully support, however the proposal as presented does not, in our view, move the game forward.

"The concept of playing 22 games prior to breaking into three leagues of eight, including the middle eight losing their points gained in the first series of games, is not a system we see as taking the game forward in the long term. You will be aware that other countries have tried this system and have since rejected such a setup.

"We also feel that this system is not fair to fans who buy into their club by way of a season ticket, who are then unsure of what they are purchasing. It is also against the basic wishes of the fans for larger leagues as highlighted in all recent fan surveys."

If the majority vote in favour of the system, plans of the top two divisions being split into three leagues of eight midway through the campaign will be implemented next season.

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