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Friday Night Lights for Scotland?



Football north of the border could be set for huge changes if proposals to bring in regular Friday night matches are brought in.

The Scottish Football League clubs are set to meet this Thursday and it is understood that informal talks on the proposal have already taken place between some member clubs. Whilst Friday night football is not on the agenda when the clubs meet, it is thought that the proposal could be raised when the clubs dicuss other business.

Speaking on STV.tv, the SFL's operations director, David Thomson said: "The SFL are not opposed to this idea. But geographically it may be difficult for some teams to play matches on a Friday night.

"For example, the spread of teams in the Third Division is very large and all of the clubs are part-time. The SFL would be happy for clubs to move their games to Friday if they gave us due notice and they get the go-ahead from ACPOS [Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland] and their local police."

Friday night football has already been trialled in Scotland when Livingston experimented by rearranging a match with Hamilton in the 2006/07 campaign. South of the border Tranmere Rovers have played many home games on a Friday night to avoid a clash with Merseyside giants Liverpool and Everton. League One side Preston North End have also discussed moving fixtures to Friday nights.

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