Stranraer wont be taking anymore action
Stranraer have bowed out of the fight to force another probe into the SPFL resolution as they fired a “lessons learned” warning to league chiefs.
The Stair Park minnows made up a third of the requisitioners who pushed through Tuesday's EGM.
But they have left it to Rangers and Hearts to decide whether to press ahead with a costly legal challenge.
Nonetheless Stranraer remain bitter over the resolution which they insist forced clubs to relegate them under financial duress.
Vice-chair Shaun Niven lodged the Blues’ vote for the requisition at yesterday’s Zoom call.
And he conceded: “I’m not overly surprised it didn’t get passed although I’m somewhat heartened that almost half of League 1 and 2 clubs supported it.
“I’ve no idea why further up the chain there was such a strong vote against. Maybe they’re more satisfied with their lot at the middle or higher levels.
“Ultimately that’s it for us now. We won’t be in a position to do anything that involves finance such as a legal challenge.
“It’s time for us to put up and shut up and prepare for what’s ahead of us rather than behind us.
“It’s up to Rangers what they want to do now. They’ve certainly not shared anything more with us.
“At least in Murdoch MacLennan’s statement on behalf of the league he recognises there’s a fairly large group that didn’t support their views.
“They are going to have to listen to us and learn lessons. That might improve things for everyone going forward hopefully.”
Stranraer’s deepest concern over the Good Friday vote remains the resolution itself. Niven said: “The fact it conflated three different issues into one was the problem.
“Those being the release of finance to clubs for their end of season payments along with promotion and relegation and then adding reconstruction into the mix.
“Having the three of them in one vote was just ridiculous.
“At the end of the day 38 clubs voted to relegate ourselves, Partick Thistle and Hearts but did they really want to? Or were they voting because of the financial duress they were under?
“That vote was guaranteed to go against us and force us to accept a relegation by ballot rather than on the field of play. That just can’t be right.
“But for us it’s time to prepare for League Two whenever football resumes.
“Effectively from the second week in June we will have no playing staff, it’ll feel like we are in abeyance until we get word we can start again.”