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Partick Thistle join Hearts in legal challenge against SPFL

Reconstruction proposals were voted down on Monday, confirming the Firhill club's relegation.

Partick Thistle join Hearts in legal challenge against SPFL SNS

Partick Thistle will join Hearts in launching a legal challenge following their relegation from the Championship.

Reconstruction proposals were voted down on Monday, confirming the Firhill club’s relegation – as well as that of Hearts and Stranraer from the Premiership and League One respectively.

Hearts announced their decision to take action on Tuesday after expressing their “disappointment” but “not surprise” at the verdict.

However, Thistle said action for them would cost a six-figure sum and their financial priority had to be to get “back on track” next season.

But they have since revealed they “received a proposal to fully fund legal action” on Monday night, which would come at no cost to the club.

The Jags have decided to accept the offer and issue a joint legal challenge with Hearts.

A statement from Partick Thistle said: “Yesterday, we said that court action was our preferred route to challenging our relegation to League One.

“It was only a lack of funding that stopped us. At that time, we reserved the right to change our position should circumstances change.

“Last night, in response to our statement, we received a proposal to fully fund legal action should we wish to pursue it, at no cost to Thistle.

“After careful board consideration, we have now accepted this extremely generous offer of unexpected help.

“Today, following discussions with Hearts, we have agreed that we will launch a joint legal challenge to resolve what others have failed to do since April.

“To those who think we should just move on and accept what’s been dished out to us, yesterday 26 clubs put themselves first. Today, we have now been given the opportunity to do the same.”

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