The SPFL have told the six Premiership clubs that previously expressed concerns over the nature of an independent review into their governance that they won't be talking over the report until the end of next month at the earliest.

Rangers, supported by Aberdeen, Motherwell, St Mirren, St Johnstone and Livingston summed the governing body to crisis talks on February 27.

But the SPFL have now issued their own timescale for the discussions, laying out a plans at boardroom level and then with all 42 Scottish clubs.

A spokesperson for the SPFL said: "We are pleased that, following further discussion with Henderson Loggie, we have now been able to circulate their independent governance review in its entirety to all 42 SPFL clubs. 

"Now that clubs are in possession of the review, we are confident they will see for themselves how thorough and detailed the exercise was - and that Henderson Loggie have delivered in full on the brief announced in July 2023.

"Henderson Loggie's report contains a number of recommendations for the Board's consideration.

"The Board had hoped to consider all of Henderson Loggie's recommendations at its scheduled meeting on Monday 19 February.

"However, one director requested that this discussion be put back to allow all Board members to attend. 

"That meeting, to discuss the individual recommendations, is therefore scheduled to take place on 19 March, which is the first date after 19 February that all SPFL Board members can be there in person.

"Given the ongoing public debate, however, we are keen that clubs and the Board are able to discuss the review at the earliest possible date. 

"A scheduled meeting of Premiership Clubs will take place on the morning of Monday 19 February and the governance review is already on the agenda. 

"The SPFL Board is meeting later that day and its agenda also includes the governance review. 

"As well as the Premiership Club meeting, we intend to schedule further meetings in the weeks ahead, to enable all Clubs to have their views heard, and their questions answered, at the earliest opportunity. 

"The Board will discuss the timing of those meetings on Monday.

"In addition, we intend to call a General Meeting of all 42 Clubs, in line with the SPFL's Articles, where our shareholders will be given ample opportunity to consider the Board's proposals in respect of Henderson Loggie's recommendations, as soon as possible after 19 March."