ALAN BURROWS has announced he is stepping down from his position on the SPFL board.

The Motherwell chief executive revealed this morning that he will not put himself forward for re-election - insisting that he would like to focus on his role at Fir Park.

In a statement on Twitter, he said: "I have made the choice not to stand as a candidate for election to the SPFL Board at the forthcoming AGM for what would be a third year as a director.

"I have thought long and hard about it. The board needs a degree of continuity, particularly with the challenges of Covid-19 still far from over, and I am glad some of my colleagues have once again put themselves forward for re-election.

"However, I also think some freshness and perhaps some new ideas will help the league overall, so I’m very happy to stand back and let others get involved. I wish them well.

"I’m going to use the extra “free” time to do some distance learning and, of course, focus on my role at Fir Park, in particular, working to futureproof the club with a renewed emphasis on some of the medium to long term projects that can’t slip off our radar."