Thompson: Rangers won't get quick return to SPL

“Unless we get the voting structure changed I can’t see anything happening at all," siad the United chairman.

“Rangers can’t be voted back in. They’ve got to earn the right by coming back up through the leagues.

“I’m not saying it won’t but I can’t see it happening. There’s no way the leagues will be reconstructed for them.

“In an ideal world you would like to see everything changed at once. But I can’t see how 11 clubs would agree on the size of leagues, money redistribution and voting.

“It’s a very different league this year. Dundee United are no worse off than we would have been if Rangers were still in the SPL. If anything we’ve gained from Dundee being in the SPL.”