PARTICK THISTLE have revealed they will now take legal action against the SPFL following their relegation to League One.

The Firhill side yesterday announced they would not be going doing the legal route due to the financial constraints involved.

But in a statement today the club have revealed that they received a generous proposal to fully fund a legal challenge at no cost of their own.

The Jags will now launch a joint legal fight with Hearts following discussions with Tynecastle chair Anne Budge this morning.

A Thistle statement read: "Yesterday, we said that court action was our preferred route to challenging our relegation to League 1. 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.

"Chairman Jacqui Low on behalf of the Board of Partick Thistle FC."