Kelty Hearts and Brora Rangers are doubling up in a bid to keep their SPFL dream alive - with the Fifers taking legal advice over their pathway being blocked.
Lowland League champions Kelty have written to the SPFL demanding answers as to why there will be no play-off against Brechin City and are awaiting a response from Neil Doncaster.
The Fifers argue a four-way agreement states any change to the play-off format requires the backing of not just the SPFL and SFA but also the Lowland and Highland associations.
Last month’s SPFL resolution passed that there would be no relegation from League Two meaning ‘club 42’ Brechin City were saved from the prospect of a play-off against the winners of a Kelty v Brora showdown.
Highland League champs Brora - while watching closely Kelty’s developments closely - are ruling nothing out including their own legal bid.
But for now they are placing their faith in Ann Budge’s latest reconstruction bid they hope that could open the door for both themselves and Kelty to join League Two in an expanded SPFL set-up.
Brora chairman William Powrie said: “Once the reconstruction plans have been announced and a vote is taken we will reserve the right to take any further action we deem necessary.
“We will rule nothing out at this stage including legal action. We are working very closely with Kelty.
“They are going down the legal route to challenge the SPFL and it will be interesting to see what outcome there is with that.
“Their solicitor advocate has sent a letter to Neil Doncaster looking for clarifications on certain things.
“They are moving forward with it, and we are letting that particular piece of justice run its course.
Kelty feel very aggrieved the play-offs were cancelled, while we have probably been more amenable to going down the line of a reconstruction in which there are no losers in Scottish football.
“There is a solution where nobody really loses in this and reconstruction is surely the more equitable solution.”