The Scottish Professional Football League has conducted an indicative vote of its 42 member clubs on proposals from the Innovation Group established by the Scottish FA’s Professional Game Board.

A number of the Innovation Group’s ideas attracted some support, but the combined set of proposals fell significantly short of the backing required to merit bringing forward a written resolution.

While the proposals will not therefore proceed to a vote, the Innovation Group’s paper has generated a significant degree of constructive debate across the game.

In particular, both the Scottish FA and SPFL are keen to use this process as the catalyst to encourage broader discussion on the player development pathway in this country.

An SPFL spokesman said: “We would like to thank the members of the Innovation Group - Stewart Robertson, Gerry Britton, Steve Brown, Iain McMenemy and George Fraser - for their hard work and commitment in putting together such detailed proposals.

“Importantly, their paper has generated wide-ranging debate on how we improve the development of young Scottish players.

“The challenge now is to continue discussions right across the game on how we can maintain the momentum which resulted in the Scotland men’s team qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020.”

Scottish FA spokesperson: “The Professional Game Board exists as a forum for strategic discussion on ways of improving the senior game in Scotland. It remains committed to working collaboratively to that end and we thank the members of the Innovation Group for their contribution to this proposal.”