Steven Gerrard insists Premiership season must be played in full as he dismisses null and void suggestions

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Steven Gerrard is adamant the Scottish Premiership season must be played to its correct end this term after Neil Doncaster refused to rule out a null and void finale.

SPFL chief Doncaster claimed it would be up to the clubs to decide what happened with the league should there be any risk of shutdown during the pandemic following the decision to suspend League One and Two for three weeks recently.

Celtic won the title last season on a points-per-game system which also saw Hearts, Partick Thistle and Stranraer relegated from their respective divisions. Gerrard was disappointed at the decision to call things early last season and his opinion has not changed this term, either, despite his charges sitting 21 points clear at the top of the table.

And he is desperate to ensure the league is played in its entirety to maintain the integrity of the top flight and beyond in Scotland.

“I’ve read through the interview and what Neil has done is he has put every option and possibility on the table,” Gerrard said. “My opinion on this is exactly the same as it was in March and April. For football’s sake and the sake of competition I think everything has to try to be finished in the right way.

“I am not just saying that now because we are sitting where we are in the competition this year.

“Because my opinion was exactly the same in March and April. My opinion will never change as long as I am involved in the game. It would have been my opinion at 18 years of age and it will be my opinion at 88 so football is played for a reason and it is because you have to finish competitions.

“That is my opinion on it.”

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