HAMILTON chairman Les Gray today called for the future of Scottish football to be put first as the SPL and SFL prepare for crunch meetings this week.
The SFL will convene at Hampden today to consider proposals that could see Rangers parachuted into the Irn-Bru First Division next season, 24 hours before the 11 remaining SPL teams are expected to vote against the Rangers newco being given a top flight berth.
This morning, ahead of the summit, Stranraer and Stirling became the latest clubs to join the refuseniks.
Accies suffered their own financial problems in 2003 and Gray hopes a compromise can be reached to safeguard the future of our game.
He said: "There has been a great deal of ill-informed speculation and erroneous reporting on our position in relation to various, hypothetical scenarios.
"We believe it foolhardy to comment on 'questions' that have not as yet been put to the club by the SFL Management Committee."
He added: "In many ways, the current Rangers situation mirrored our own and we should be aware of the effect liquidation has on the supporters who in many ways are the innocent victims of management.
"We would urge all clubs to work together to reshape the leagues in a fair and equitable manner and to make decisions purely for the long-term prosperity of our game and the enjoyment of the supporters of all clubs."
Clyde are one of the clubs to voice their opposition to Rangers being placed in the First Division next season, but Bully Wee boss Jim Duffy has gone against his board's statement.
He said: "When it has suited, I think a lot of people have jumped on the bandwagon. Scottish football needs a club the size, stature and reputation of Rangers playing at the highest level as quickly as possible to help it grow."