Yorkston seeks answers from SPL

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John Yorkston is upset that Dunfermline have not been reinstated to the SPL
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John Yorkston is upset that Dunfermline have not been reinstated to the SPL

Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston is resigned to playing in the Irn-Bru First Division next season - but he has not ruled out the possibility of a legal challenge against the Scottish Premier League decision to promote Dundee.

Yorkston is frustrated that the SPL have not told his club their reasons for inviting the Irn-Bru First Division runners-up to replace Rangers rather than reinstating relegated Dunfermline.

But he will not seek to reverse the decision or take any action that holds up the league season, with the SPL due to kick off on August 4.

"We are now resigned to playing in the SFL," Yorkston told STV.

"Any challenge that we do would be against the decision for us not to play in the SPL now.

"We're not going to be the club that holds everybody up by appealing and delaying the start of the leagues."

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster said on Monday that Dundee were chosen on "sporting merit".

Yorkston said: "We contacted the SPL to ask what the sporting merit was that they decided upon to put Dundee into the Premier League. We're still waiting on a response.

"I find it very strange. Probably, they don't have an answer to give us.

"We were originally told we would be told in two weeks which is once the competitive games have started. You're now telling us we're not going to get an answer. Obviously it makes it very difficult when we're working out what we're going to do."

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