The SPFL have today confirmed that League One will return in October with a shorter season.

The third tier clubs have voted to approve a 27-game programme for the 2020/21 season, with teams playing each other three times.

The schedule follows the Championship with both divisions to start on October 17.

Partick Thistle could be sent down if the plans are given the green light
Partick Thistle could be sent down if the plans are given the green light

The division will feature Lanarkshire sides Airdrie and Clyde, as well as relegated Partick Thistle and promoted Cove Rangers.

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Talks over a League Two restart remain on-going.

Ross Lyon has also left Clyde
Ross Lyon has also left Clyde

Neil Doncaster, chief executive of the SPFL said: “Following a period of consultation with all League One clubs, they have today formally voted to approve the altered programme for the 2020/21 season.

"This is positive news and gives clubs a greater level of clarity and, crucially, a target date to aim for.

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“Of course, the safety of players and staff at all of the clubs involved will remain paramount, with these dates still contingent on the continued reduction in the virus’s spread.

“Now that we know what next season will look like for League One, work will begin on compiling the competition’s fixture list.”