KELTY HEARTS' players are "working hard" in preparation for an SPFL pyramid play-off – but are still waiting for confirmation over where it will go ahead.

Barry Ferguson's Lowland League champions remain in the dark over whether they will face Brora Rangers for the right to play League Two's bottom side for a place in that division next season, despite the governing body meeting on April 19 to discuss the situation.

Kelty have been back in training for three weeks to prepare for the prospective Brora tie – the first leg had been slated for Saturday, with the return this weekend – and secretary, Garry Grandison, said that they hoped to hear an update this midweek.

He commented: "Our main concern is we can't keep our management team appraised as to what's going on as we don't know.

"The gaffer's doing a great job, the guys are working hard, and we've got an incredible squad of players there. They're obviously looking for some confirmation of when we're getting to finally go for it.

"We're working on the pretext that we had through the Scottish FA previously when we got the exemption to restart training that we restarted training on the basis that we've got play-offs coming up.

"Until we get told otherwise, we're working on that basis, that the guys are training hard for the play-offs. The club will make the necessary preparations regarding the away fixture up at Brora when we get the nod if and when it is.

"Between the management and the players, they're doing everything for the club to make sure that they're ready for the nod when these games can go ahead."

Press Sport tried to contact the SPFL for an update but without success.

Under the pyramid system, the winners of the Lowland League – which Kelty, for a second successive season, were declared as on a points per game (PPG) average – and the Highland League play a two-legged tie to determine who faces 'Club 42' in another two-leg match for a place in the SPFL.

Both clubs won their respective divisions last season in that manner but were denied a chance of promotion as all play-offs across the SPFL were cancelled following the outbreak of COVID-19, with league placings determined using the PPG system.

They are set to take place for the Premiership, Championship and League One this term but uncertainty remains over the League Two matches.

Kelty had played 13 games – three shy of completing 50 per cent of the fixtures – when the season was called, with non-league football having been suspended since January due to concerns over rising coronavirus cases.

All football beneath the SPFL Championship – who were allowed to continue with weekly testing – was stopped but the Scottish Cup, League One and League Two were allowed to resume last month with testing in place.

That led to the Lowland League and Highland League ending their seasons and declaring a winner to contest the pyramid play-off but, although they received a professional sport exemption from the SFA to resume training, Kelty remain no further forward.

It was reported on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound programme on Tuesday evening that the SPFL would make an announcement yesterday (Wednesday) but there had been no communication before the Press went to print.

The cost to the New Central Park club, whose income has been hit like every club with no fans allowed entry when they did play earlier in the season, for testing is understood to be in the region of around £2,000 per week.

Matters were further complicated last week when Brechin City, who remain bottom of League Two despite a 2-0 win at Cowdenbeath on Tuesday evening, sent a letter to the SPFL that said "any relegation play-off games this season will be fundamentally unfair on Club 42", having "played 13 league games in a period of 59 days", while the "winners of the Highland versus Lowland League play-off will have played two games in the same period".

They, instead, have proposed league reconstruction, suggesting that Kelty and Brora "be invited to join an expanded SPFL League 2 from next season, so they are not unfairly punished by our position on the legitimacy of the play-offs this season".