SAINTS chairman Stewart Gilmour last night welcomed the news that Sky bosses will not pull the plug on Scottish football ... but warned that our game is not out of the woods yet.
The satellite broadcaster said yesterday that they have struck a deal with SPL boss Neil Doncaster to cover the top flight for the next five years.
They plan to screen 30 live games a season – as well as five Rangers fixtures a year from the lower leagues.
But Gilmour, above, has yet to see just how much of a hit his club will take as a result of concessions handed to Sky in a bid to persuade them to continue backing the SPL following the decision to exile the newco Ibrox club to the SFL.
The full breakdown of the figures will not be presented to the 12 top-flight clubs by Hampden bosses until Friday.
Gilmour told Express Sports: “I’m delighted that Sky will not be pulling the plug on Scottish football but we still don’t know all of the details and it sounds like there are some concessions to be made by the clubs.
“There is also the issue over whether ESPN and a few other sponsors will also back the SPL.
“I believe there is to be a meeting on Friday at which we’ll find out more but, until then, I can’t get too excited.”
Meanwhile, St Mirren kid Thomas Reilly has been called up for the Scotland Under-19s squad that will take on Germany in a friendly match later this month.
The youngster, who made his first team debut last season, has already been capped for Scotland’s Under-17 side and is now in line to make his Under-19s bow when they clash with the Germans at The Falkirk Stadium on Tuesday, August 14.
The match kicks off at 2pm and fans can pay at the gate, with adults being charged £5 and kids admitted for free.