Dunfermline seeking answers
Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston has not ruled out of the possibility of a legal challenge against the SPL's decision to promote Dundee.
Last Updated: 19/07/12 10:16am
Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston has not ruled out of the possibility of a legal challenge against the Scottish Premier League's decision to promote Dundee.
Yorkston is resigned to playing in the First Division next season but is frustrated that the SPL have not told his club their reasons for inviting the second tier runners-up to replace demoted Rangers rather than reinstating relegated Dunfermline.
However, 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 4th.
"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.
"[They may feel] that if you don't know the reason you can't appeal against that reason. But we have to speak to our legal folk and see what they make of this latest development.
"We've been kept out of the SPL and we haven't been told why."