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Confirmation on how League One and League Two will finish but no news of play-off between League Two against winners of Highland League or Lowland League


By Will Clark

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The Scottish Professional Football League have confirmed how League One and League Two will be concluded this season.

Elgin City played Brora Rangers in a pre-season friendly last summer. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Elgin City played Brora Rangers in a pre-season friendly last summer. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Clubs now have until Tuesday, April 23 to complete 18 fixtures.

If this is met by all clubs in each division, the post-split fixtures will then be published when the league will be divided into top five and bottom five and each team will play four extra games.

If any clubs are unable to complete their 18 fixtures by Friday, April 23 then the post-split fixture dates for that division will be used to ensure that every club has completed 18 matches by Thursday, May 6 in time for participation in the promotion and relegation playoffs.

But there is no mention of how the league season will incorporate play-offs between League Two and Highland League/Lowland League.

SPFL company secretary Calum Beattie said: "We now have a clear route to a definitive conclusion of the 2020/21 League One and Two seasons.

“Despite unprecedented and unrelenting pressures on the fixture calendar, including a condensed Scottish Cup schedule, we have managed to agree on a way forward which delivers the number of games that clubs are seeking but builds in the contingencies required by the SPFL Board.

“I know how much supporters will be looking forward to their team getting back out on the pitch. We can now all turn our attention to the imminent resumption of competitive action in Leagues One and Two this weekend and look forward to an exciting conclusion to all four SPFL divisions.”


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