Michael Brown insists naming Celtic as Premiership champions is a “no-brainer” after the SPFL called an EGM following a request from Rangers and two other clubs.

The former Premier League midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes there is no debate needed over handing the Bhoys the league this season.

In a statement relayed by the BBC, the SPFL confirmed there would be an extraordinary general meeting on May 12 after Rangers, Stranraer and Hearts tabled requests for a meeting between all 42 member clubs.

A vote is set to be held over an external investigation into the resolution process, with support from 32 of the clubs needed for the ballot to pass.

The initial vote, which has given the SPFL the mandate to call the season early, has been mired in controversy after Dundee retracted their initial no vote to support the proposal.

However, despite the crunch meeting, Brown insists that the Bhoys can be handed the title regardless of whether the season continues.

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Brown told Football Insider: “I think you look and you say Liverpool, Celtic – these are no-brainer decisions, they’re so easy, they’re easy decisions.

“What the rest comes down to is qualification, European places, promotion, relegation – that’s where all the others things come into play, or at the top of the league if it’s really tight.

“Celtic and Liverpool, it’s quite comfortable, there’s such a gap that it’s an easy decision they’ve won the league.” 

With the season suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Celtic sit 13 points ahead of second-placed Rangers after playing a game more.

The two Glasgow giants were set to go head-to-head on the weekend that football in Scotland was called off.

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