SPFL clubs are still waiting for payments from the league from last season, the Guardian reports. The report goes on to reveal that the last payments for last season were due in October. However, an issue has cropped up involving the league’s accounts, which has led to the delay. Some clubs in the Premiership are reportedly owed six-figure sums.

League is confident money will be paid by end of year

The report concludes, the league is confident that the accounts will be published by the end of December 2020, and then will the clubs get the money that is due to them.

Hamilton Academical v Aberdeen - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Hamilton and Aberdeen in Scottish Premiership action (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The delay in the money being paid couldn’t have come at a worst time for Scotland’s professional clubs. The teams are already struggling with finances due to the lack of crowds returning to stadiums. This new problem won’t go down very well with those involved in running football clubs.

A unique year in Scottish football

However, perhaps it is not surprising that this has happened in 2020. After all, it is the most unique year in football history. No one would have expected the season to be curtailed when football was still being played in front of crowds at the start of March.

Hibernian v St. Johnstone - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Hibernian take on St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Still, hopefully the situation is sorted in the timeframe suggested by the SPFL in the report. With fans still not in stadiums, teams could be doing with every penny they can get.

It is been a hard year for clubs in Scotland this season, and this situation is just another example of what they have had to deal with.

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