Clyde have become the latest club to indicate they won't vote for the league reconstruction proposal put forward by Ann Budge.

The Hearts supremo this week submitted a vision for the how the SPFL could be revamped from next season.

Clubs are set to meet on a divisional basis next week to discuss the plans' in-depth but some have already made up their minds - and it's bad news for the Jambos.

Budge has put forward a 14-14-14 setup, with the option to expand the bottom tier further to include Lowland League champions Kelty Hearts and Highland League winners Brora Rangers.

The proposal may not even reach a vote, and the bar for passing a ballot is very high.

At least eleven Premiership clubs and eight Championship clubs must support the plan, plus 15 of 20 clubs in League One and League Two.

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The margins were already fine before the Bully Wee lodged their opposition, a move which looks set to ensure six sides in the bottom two leagues will vote against, sinking the plan altogether.

Here are the clubs who look likely to oppose it.

Clyde

Upon reviewing the proposal, Clyde admit they understand the position in which Hearts and Budge find themselves but announced they would not back it.

In what's become a theme in recent days, the Bully Wee raised concerns that far too much emphasis has been placed on what should be done with the Premiership.

A statement said: "The core of the proposal - to a top 14 - seems to be the most urgent matter to be resolved, as we appreciate the central revenue generating league requires clarity for a number of commercial and practical reasons.

"However, that clarity is critical for the other clubs across the leagues as well. The reality is that the landscape for returning to football remains uncertain, particularly for the clubs below Premiership level.

"The financial resources and sustainability of clubs when testing costs of perhaps £120,000 per season per club, perhaps with no crowds and no hospitality, are still unknown factors.

"These major factors might become clearer in the coming weeks or months, so it seems premature to enforce a structure across the rest of the leagues simply because it appears to work for the Premiership."

Stenhousemuir

Stenny chief Iain McMenemy does not expect the proposal to pass as he revealed his club's opposition earlier this week.

Like Clyde, he insists there's simply not enough in it for clubs out with the Premiership to support.

He said: "I'd be very surprised (if it goes through).

"It does seem to be revolving around Premiership clubs. I can't see a lot has changed since we found out they weren't keen on it two weeks ago.

"If you're St Mirren, Hamilton, St Johnstone, Ross County, you're being asked to save Hearts for this season in the Premiership. But you're pretty sure that in a couple of years time there's going to be at least a double relegation from the Premiership.

"If you're a Championship club, then if that league has to go from a 14 back to a 10... and you'd have 16 teams when the two come out of the Premiership. So you potentially have six clubs dropping out of the second tier. Why would the Championship clubs support that?"

Peterhead

Blue Toon boss Jim McInally lodged a fairly vociferous opposition to Budge's push for reconstruction this week.

He went as far as to say he hopes clubs can "make her pay" for what he perceived to be a self-serving attempt to stop Hearts being relegated.

He accused Budge of attempting to "bully" smaller sides, as Peterhead would drop into the bottom tier under the re-jig.

“It’s just not true (that no club will be disadvantaged),” he said. “It just shows a total disregard for other clubs.

“I hope everyone involved will fight this because she’s shown no regard for part-time football and part-time clubs. Hopefully we can make her pay the price for that.

“Nobody wants Hearts to be relegated, but if it comes down to Hearts being relegated rather than Clyde, Peterhead, Forfar or Stranraer or Cove being denied promotion then we need to fight and show she can’t come and bully us.”

Elgin City

Last season's promotion chasers Elgin would remain in the bottom tier under the new plan.

Record Sport understands the Borough Briggs outfit are not in favour.

Cowdenbeath

Blue Brazil chairman Donald Findlay struck a similar tone to his compatriots as he spoke out against the plan.

He believes the Jambos being unable to accept being sent for the drop is the sole motivation behind it.

Findlay claimed Budge's plan has brought nothing new to the table.

"This is all about Hearts not being prepared to accept relegation," he alleged.

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"There are not new proposals, they don't address anything new, and they have already been rejected.

"I am not opposed to having league reconstruction talks in the future, but it would have to involve a re-organisation of Scottish football, with a fairer financial model.

"That would lead to better competition and a better product.”

Cove Rangers

Record Sport understands current League Two champions Cove are against the plan.

The revised set-up would ensure Paul Hartley's side remain in the bottom tier, despite their title heroics.

It's on this basis they're expected to vote against it.