The Scottish Premier League has said that the majority of clubs are in favour of a reform despite no formal vote taking place at a meeting at Hampden Park on Monday.
Plans to merge the SPL and Scottish Football League to create a 10 team top division have been ongoing for some time with SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster adamant the changes will benefit the club financially. The SPL now hopes to hold a vote before the end of the season needing 11 votes out of the 12 members clubs in order to push forward with the plans.
A statement on the SPL’s official site said: "Positive talks were held today at Hampden on the SPL Strategic Plan during the SPL General Meeting. The Strategic Plan, developed over the past year, is a comprehensive plan that promotes the interests of all 42 SPL and SFL clubs.
"No formal vote was taken at the meeting. However, a majority of clubs backed the Strategic Plan and it is hoped that the concerns of the remaining minority of clubs can be addressed over the coming weeks.
"It is hoped that a further SPL General Meeting of clubs can be convened before the end of the season, with a view to approving the Strategic Plan – a process that requires 11 of the 12 clubs to vote in favour."
The vote is now expected to take place in May.