League restructure plans not aimed at benefiting Rangers, says SFA president

Campbell Ogilvie has insisted that the ongoing assessment of Scottish football is not an attempt to fast-track the recently relegated Ibrox side back to the top flight
Campbell Ogilvie, president of the Scottish Football Association [SFA], insists that plans to restructure football in the country are not an attempt to fast-track Rangers back to the top flight.

The Scottish Premier League [SPL] and Scottish Football League [SFL] have been asked to co-operate with an independent chairman tasked with drawing up a full assessment of the Scottish game.

Rangers were recently relegated to the third division after going into liquidation following years of financial mismanagement, but Ogilvie has denied that the SFA is hoping to speed up the Ibrox side's return to the SPL.

He told reporters: "This is a much wider debate, it's not about any one club. It's about getting the structure right in the Scottish professional game.

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"I keep hearing it from outside sources but there have been absolutely no discussions within Scottish football for that scenario.

"Any league reconstruction has got to be a much wider debate and it's about teams coming through various levels on merit.

"The whole debate on reconstruction started a year ago and got railroaded up to a point with all the meetings that took place on the Rangers situation from February."