Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack believes SPFL clubs have created a minefield for themselves in their attempts to make league reconstruction a reality.
The SPFL taskforce, led by Ann Budge of Hearts and Les Gray of Hamilton, was formed two weeks ago with the aim of trying to find a new league structure which would help clubs affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Clubs such as Partick Thistle and Stranraer have been relegated from the Championship and League 1 respectively due to the lower league campaigns being brought to a premature end while Hearts will face the same fate if the Premiership season is also called to a premature halt.
Dons chairman Cormack supports making change for one season to protect all the clubs negatively impacted by the fallout but is not convinced now is the time to make any changes permanent.
He said: “As I’ve said previously the worst time to make any strategic decision is to put something else in place that doesn’t actually work across the board.
“How this all came about is the situation Hearts, Partick and Stranraer are in. It was to show an empathy there and to show nobody is unfairly penalised.
“My view is the fair thing to do for one season is to have a 14-team league in the Premiership and dove-tail it through the leagues then everyone has a fighting chance next season.
“This thing has morphed from a solution to help Hearts, Partick and Stranraer into many clubs seeing this an opportunity reorganise the whole league and redistribution of income. That of itself is a complete minefield.”
The Dons chairman is concerned reconstruction talks are diverting attention away from the more pressing matter of trying to agree a strategy for the return of football in Scotland.
Cormack remains convinced the focus of clubs should be on how they are going to bring football back safely once it is safe to do so and believes closer links should be formed with the Scottish Government to make the process as efficient as possible.
He said: “We’ve got all sorts of opinions but whilst there are 15 people on a committee looking at reorganising the leagues we’re not focusing on right now.
“I’m more concerned about how do we put a plan together to work with our Government proactively to get back playing football as quickly and safely as we can?
“If we spend the next two months focusing on the leagues we’re focusing on the wrong thing. We need to focus on surviving which is why I’m not focused on reorganisation just now.”