THE SPFL will hold an EGM for Tuesday, May 12 following the call for an independent investigation into the vote to conclude the 2019/20 season.

A request from Ibrox for a probe into the ballot will now go to clubs next month.

The Govan outfit need 32 votes in their favour to force the action.

An SPFL statement today read: “The SPFL board met this evening to consider requisitions by Heart of Midlothian FC, Rangers FC and Stranraer FC calling for an EGM (extraordinary general meeting) to consider a resolution put forward by them.

“The board considered the request and has now called an EGM for 11am on Tuesday, May 12.”

Douglas Park, the interim chairman of the Ibrox side, and the club’s hierarchy insist “evidence will be provided to all member clubs well in advance of a general meeting to approve an independent investigation”.

Earlier this month, a resolution from the Hampden chiefs was passed bringing the season to an end in the Championship, League One and League Two.

Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers were handed the title for their respective divisions while Partick Thistle and Stranraer were relegated.

Celtic, of course, are on the brink of being awarded their ninth successive crown if there is no way the campaign can be completed. The Hoops were 13 points ahead with only eight games to play when football went into cold storage. They also had a superior goal difference of plus 25 over their nearest challengers.

Their struggling Glasgow neighbours, who lost league matches to Hearts, Kilmarnock and Hamilton Accies and drew with Aberdeen and St Johnstone following the winter break, were not happy with how the vote was handled and said: “The SPFL has conducted a process which has been misleading and deeply flawed.”

Backed by Ann Budge’s Hearts, who face relegation, they subsequently instigated attempts to hold a general meeting which would see clubs vote on plans for an investigation.

It remains to be seen if they will get the required support from other clubs.

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