A shock move by Hearts has placed a legal question mark over Dundee United’s promotion to the Premiership.
As part of their court action against the SPFL after they themselves were relegated to the Championship, the Tynceastle club want to stop the Tangerines, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers all going up to their respective divisions.
Letters have been sent to United, Rovers and Cove this week in a dramatic bid to scrap promotion.
Jam Tarts owner Ann Budge has launched a legal petition at the Court of Session against the SPFL and, with the prospect of restructuring the leagues having disappeared, she believes their only option of staying in the Premiership is to keep others down.
The legal move has been made jointly with Partick Thistle and contains a claim of up to £10 million in compensation.
United, Raith and Cove have all been in contact with the SPFL about the matter and are waiting for legal guidance before deciding how to address the issue.