Hearts boss wants SPL expanded to 16 teams

Jefferies has been keen on changes to the league for some time, as he is unhappy that team’s play each other four times a season.

“I’ve been shouting about it for ages,” said Jefferies.

“There are some good clubs in the First Division; there are some good facilities.

“If they were all back in the top tier, they would get bigger crowds – that’s a fact.

He added: “The quicker we get back to playing home and away, the better, I think – whatever the size of league, whatever the format.

“Playing each other four times has had its day.

“We’re getting too familiar with each other – we know each other’s games.

“I don’t think there’s any motivation for the supporters to go twice to see a team at home.”