Partick Thistle back call for independent probe into SPFL

The Jags will back Rangers' call for an independent probe into the season-ending vote.

Partick Thistle have confirmed they will back the call for an independent investigation into the recent SPFL vote.

Rangers’ demand for an independent probe into the circumstances surrounding the vote to end the lower league seasons in Scotland will be discussed at an EGM on Tuesday.

The Ibrox club require the support of 32 teams and have offered to cover the costs of such an investigation.

Thistle suffered relegation from the Championship following the decision to call a premature end to the campaign and any hopes of league reconstruction were ended on Friday.

The Jags’ chief executive Gerry Britton said the club’s decision was “not about picking sides”.

In a statement on the club’s website, Britton said: “At a critically important time for Scottish football, the club wants to share with you its voting intention ahead of the SPFL EGM tomorrow and briefly explain the reasoning behind our decision.

“The vote for an independent investigation isn’t a case of picking sides. Nor is it a failure to admit that an investigation is needed. It is a way for Scottish football to find a way out of the situation it has found itself in since April 8.

“Unless something is done urgently to deal with the obvious breakdown in trust between parties, football in this country may never fully recover.

“That’s why we will vote ‘yes’ to an independent investigation. To do nothing risks leaving our game fatally wounded.

“For the avoidance of doubt, this decision was taken last week before events unfolded around reconstruction.”

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