It has been confirmed this evening that Kilmarnock have been relegated from the Scottish Premiership after a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Dundee.

With that, another dreaded astroturf pitch exits the league, alongside Hamilton Accies who were also relegated automatically this campaign.

It could be a watershed moment for Scottish football. With only Livingston left with a plastic pitch, the clubs could conceivably table a motion to get rid of Astroturfs for good with an 11-1 vote needed.

Dundee becomes just the third side to be promoted through the Premiership play-off system joining Accies and Livingston.

At times, under current Scotland boss Steve Clarke, Kilmarnock became a bit of a bogey side for Celtic but have since lost that under both Alex Dyer and Tommy Wright since he took over at Rugby Park.

It will be the first time since 1993 that Kilmarnock won’t have played in the top division in Scotland, being promoted that year under former Celtic boss Tommy Burns.

It is also certainly an exciting time for Dundee, coming up the year after city rivals Dundee United, rekindling than Derby fixture once again.

Now, we know the 11 sides we will face next season as we look to win back the Scottish Premiership title.


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