HEARTS have confirmed they will not be backing the SPFL's proposal to end the Scottish football season early.

In emergency meetings yesterday, all 42 of Scotland’s clubs were alerted to the proposal of ending the Championship, League One and League Two campaigns indefinitely.

This would result in Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers being promoted, while Partick Thistle and Stranraer would be relegated.

For the vote to pass, it would require 75% of Premiership clubs to vote in favour (9), 75% of championship clubs to vote in favour (8) and 75% of League 1 and 2 combined (15).

The Scottish Premiership for the time being has remained postponed, with directors revealing that if fixtures cannot be played out before UEFA’s July deadline, then the top-flight would follow it’s lower league counterparts.

This decision would see Celtic crowned champions and Hearts being demoted to the Championship. 

Rangers insist league prize money should be distributed now, while insisting titles and relegations cannot be determined until all games are played out.

Unsurprisingly, Ann Budge has confirmed the Jambos will be rejecting the SPFL's proposed plan and she has backed what the Ibrox club are suggesting.

The Tynecastle owner said: "I can confirm that Heart of Midlothian will not be voting in favour of the proposal as it stands.

"Over the past 24 hours, in advance of today's meetings, a number of clubs have been discussing possible options and sharing ideas. Many of those clubs believe, as we do, that a decision of such magnitude requires significantly more discussion and debate than has been made available to us.

"I absolutely understand that finding an equitable outcome for all will not be easy. However, I firmly believe that we must try to find a solution which ensures that no Club should be penalised as a consequence of these exceptional circumstances.

"It was emphasised today that some clubs, particularly those in the lower leagues, need funds to be released to help them navigate their way through this exceptional situation.

"I do not accept however, that this resolution needs to be passed in order to release those funds.

"If the Government can change the Laws of the Land, within 24 hours, to cope with this crisis, then surely it cannot be impossible for Scottish Football’s Governing bodies to modify rules to get things done.

"This is a time for pragmatism, not rules. There are other ways of addressing the current financial challenges and as such we will be supporting the Members Resolution being put forward by Rangers."