The SPFL have held positive talks with a potential investor willing to plough millions into Scottish football to help ALL clubs through the coronavirus pandemic.

James Anderson has pledged a cash lifeline to Scots clubs after being unveiled recently as the potential philanthropist benefactor Hearts chief Ann Budge discussed who would be willing to invest.

SPFL chief Neil Doncaster has now confirmed discussions with Anderson and Budge over the former's 'extremely generous' offer. And he revealed in a statement that he and the governing body hope to fast-track the deal to organise a 'concrete proposal'.

A statement read: "SPFL Chairman Murdoch MacLennan and SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster met with James Anderson via video-call this morning and had a positive initial discussion about the proposal from James to provide financial support to the 42 clubs.

"This support is intended to assist all SPFL clubs to deal with the effects of Covid-19 at this time of crisis."

Neil Doncaster added: "We had a very constructive and worthwhile discussion with James and we agreed on the need to progress things as swiftly as possible.

"The offer from James is an extremely generous one and we have committed to work together to quickly iron out the details and develop a concrete proposal which could make a significant difference to our 42 clubs."