The SPFL has issued a major update on the state of play regarding Dundee vs Rangers.

The league's governing body has revealed that 'extensive' talks have taken place between both clubs about next week's rearranged fixture, which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17.

The Premiership encounter was called off for a second time on Wednesday afternoon after referee Don Robertson deemed the playing surface waterlogged, and therefore unsafe for players.

The post-split fixtures could well hinge on the result of this game, with all 12 teams in the top flight keen to discover the schedules for the final five matches of the campaign.

And the SPFL has indicated that if the match cannot be fulfilled at Dens next midweek, then it will be moved.

A spokesperson for the SPFL said: “We confirmed yesterday that the Dundee v Rangers game is rescheduled for 8pm on Wednesday April 17 at Dens Park, live on Sky Sports.

“We have been in extensive discussions with both clubs about arrangements if, for whatever reason, the match cannot be played at Dens Park on Wednesday. These include the possibility of the match moving to an alternative venue.

“We will confirm these arrangements as soon as possible, and well in advance of Wednesday’s match.”

Phillipe Clement says that Rangers are willing to play their fixture against Dundee behind closed doors if necessary, as the Ibrox manager revealed that a deadline of Tuesday lunchtime has been set to make a call on whether the rearranged match will go ahead next Wednesday night at Dens Park.

Clement and his players were in St Andrews preparing for the match on Wednesday evening before a pitch inspection at 3.30pm saw referee Don Robertson deem the Dens Park pitch unplayable, and the game was cancelled for a second time.

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Rangers even offered to play the match on Thursday of this week, three days before they head to Dingwall to play Ross County, but that suggestion was rebuffed by the SPFL.

“The last thing that I hear now, the last information that I got, is that we will know Tuesday at 12 o’clock at the latest where we are going to play on Wednesday,” Clement said.

“Normally [that would be] in Dundee. If it is not possible it will need to be somewhere else. That we know now, Tuesday at 12 o’clock before we travel, we know what is going to happen.

“We need to make several plans. I hope we know a few days before where the other venue will be to organise things.

“If that is the decision [to play behind closed doors], we will play behind closed doors. If they ask us to play on Mars, we go to Mars, we take the flight. To win the three points, that is our mindset of the whole group, me and all my players.

“[Playing without our fans] is a disadvantage, of course. But it is what it is. We need to adapt. Like when it was Covid, we didn’t like it also. But our mindset is that whatever decisions are made we go to win games. That is the mindset. No excuses around that.”