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Inverness Caley Thistle to play 27 games in Championship next season as league reconstruction talks end in failure

By Will Clark

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle will play in a 27-game Championship next season after league reconstruction talks failed, ending their hopes of promotion to the top flight.

Caley Thistle will play 27 games in the Championship next season.
Caley Thistle will play 27 games in the Championship next season.

The SPFL Board confirmed only 16 of the 42 clubs were in favour of increasing the Premiership to 14 teams with three lower divisions of 10.

The Premiership will remain at 12 teams, with the Championship, League One and League Two having 10 teams each.

Championship clubs have voted unanimously to play 27 games next season with each team playing each other three times instead of four.

The Championship is proposed to start on Saturday, October 17 with the Premiership starting on Saturday, August 1.

Discussions on when League One and League Two can start are continuing.

Caley Thistle finished second in the Championship, but were denied the chance of promotion due to theplay-offs being scrapped as a result of the season finishing early.

They will be joined by Hearts who have been relegated from the Premiership and League One champions Raith Rovers.

Highland League champions Brora Rangers and Lowland League champions Kelty Hearts will also not be promoted.

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