Playoffs among changes planned for Scottish league

Scottish football is set to introduce end-of-season playoffs as

part of a significant reconstruction of the league system that will

see all four divisions merge under the same organization.

The country currently has a Scottish Premier League and three

divisions run by the Scottish Football League, but they will come

together under proposals unanimously agreed to by Scotland’s 12

top-flight clubs on Tuesday.

The playoffs would see the team finishing 11th in the SPL play

those placing second, third and fourth in the division below.

A 12-10-10-10 league structure would remain in place while there

would be an ”all-through distribution model involving substantial

redistribution to the second tier.”

The proposals will be put to a vote this month.