SPFL: Scottish officials relax rules over loan deals between clubs
The Scottish Professional Football League has relaxed restrictions on the number of players one club can loan another.
Last Updated: 14/01/14 4:24pm
Last week Motherwell boss Stuart McCall hit out over the rule which prevented a club in the SPFL loaning more than one of their players to another side in Scotland.
At a meeting on Monday the SPFL relaxed the rules, giving the green light for clubs to lend up to two players to teams in a different division, although loans to sides in the same division remain restricted to just one.
SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: "Member clubs had asked us to look at this rule which we acted on immediately and I'm very grateful to the SPFL board for responding so quickly and effectively.
"By making this rule adjustment while the transfer window is open it allows our clubs to consider all options open to them and plan accordingly."
McCall spoke out last week after failing in his bid to loan defender Adam Cummins and striker Bob McHugh to Championship leaders Dundee.
Englishman Cummins finally completed his switch to Dens Park but McHugh was eventually loaned out to Queen of the South.