By Wayne Veysey

24th Apr, 2020 | 10:11am

Doncaster response to new Rangers-backed proposal revealed

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster will bide his time before responding to the Rangers-backed proposal to restart the season behind closed doors, Football Insider understands.

The Glasgow giants have written to the Scottish governing body to throw their weight behind Aberdeen’s plan to play the campaign to a finish.

That would stall Celtic being immediately declared champions, a scenario that moved a step closer yesterday when Uefa effectively gave the green light for the unfinished Scottish Premiership season to be called.

A Scottish source has told Football Insider that Doncaster wants further clarity from European football’s governing body before making that decision.

He is awaiting a letter from Uefa that is expected to provide clear and specific instruction 
for the Scottish game following their ruling yesterday.

UEFA are calling for domestic campaigns to be restarted but have stepped back from threatening to punish smaller countries with European bans.

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This seemingly paves the way for the likes of Scotland, Belgium and Holland to terminate their campaigns without any comeback.

The SPFL board can end the top flight prematurely after its resolution to end the lower leagues was passed by clubs last week following a bungled vote.

That would see Celtic crowned champions, Hearts relegated and Rangers and Aberdeen left frustrated.

The Rangers board have made clear their support for Pittodrie proposal, which would see the campaign played to a finish over the summer without fans.

It appears the two clubs are facing an uphill battle to convince Doncaster and the SPFL.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club have set their sights on goalscoring Premier League midfielder, with two offers submitted.