Votes are accumulating to deny a plan by which Glasgow Rangers would retain its place in the Scottish Premier League. Aberdeen joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Dundee United, Heart of
Midlothian and Hibernian in publicly announcing their opposition to a restructured Rangers being admitted to the SPL.
Rangers requires an 8-4 majority for the "newco" -- a new company formed after the original club went into liquidation earlier this month -- to be included in the top flight next season. The club is permitted to vote but the chances of getting seven clubs on its side are slim.
"Traditionally we have preferred not to make public our voting intentions, but in light of the level of interest and the fact other clubs have chosen to show their hand, on this occasion I can confirm it is our intention to oppose readmission to the SPL for any Rangers NewCo," said Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne in a statement.
The vacancy in Scotland's top flight could instead be taken by either relegated Dunfermline or First Division runner-up Dundee. Players such as U.S. internationals Carlos Bocanegra, Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya would most likely leave the club as free agents.