NEIL DONCASTER has been appointed to UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body.

The SPFL chief executive will now represent Scottish football at the European top table.

In his new role Doncaster will have a say in UEFA punishments being handed out to clubs for breaking rules. He will not take ruling over Scottish clubs.

Bobby Barnes, the deputy chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Union, has also been appointed and becomes the first black member of the body, which deals with racism.

Julius Becker, Madalina Diaconu, Aine Power and Celia Sasis are also on the board.

UEFA have also advised that the 2020 summer transfer window should close no later than October 5.

The transfer registration period in a number of European countries, including England, has not yet opened because of the delay in finishing the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

European football's governing body has set October 6 as the deadline for the registration of players to compete in the Champions League and Europa League group phase, and has therefore recommended that the transfer window closes the day before.

A statement by UEFA on Thursday read: "The deadline for player registration for the group stage of the 2020-21 UEFA club competitions has been set to October 6, 2020.

"As a result, the UEFA executive committee called on all member associations to adopt a harmonised end date to the upcoming summer transfer window, with this date set as October 5, 2020."