Well will consult fans over Gers
Motherwell have reiterated their intention to consult fans over an application from a newco Rangers.
Scottish Premier League clubs prepare for arguably the biggest decision ever faced in the Scottish game.
Charles Green will have to apply to the SPL to acquire Rangers' share in the league if he pushes through with his purchase of the club's assets, after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs announced they would reject his offer to creditors.
Green will require an 8-4 majority to back his application with the clubs also having the power to impose sanctions.
Clubs have come under pressure from fans to reject any such application with some supporters threatening to walk away from the game if Rangers are allowed to start again at the top level.
However, clubs risk losing out on TV income with the future of a broadcasting deal without a Rangers in the SPL uncertain.
A statement from Motherwell, who are in the process of implementing a fans' ownership scheme, said: "The board is very aware of implications of all scenarios and will consider them in detail when all the information we need is at our disposal.
"We will consult our members, shareholders and fans before taking a decision on what our position should be.
"We regard the sustainability of the club and the integrity of the sport as interlinked.
"We have a duty to act in the interests of our club and we hope these can be reconciled with the interests of the game.
"It really is more important than ever that all Motherwell fans continue their fantastic support of our club."
Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson, who has received "hundreds" of letters and emails from fans on the subject, last week expressed doubts over the likelihood of a newco bid succeeding.
Thompson said views had hardened over Rangers' "lack of remorse", especially after the club challenged a Scottish Football Association transfer embargo in the law courts.
St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour and Inverness counterpart Kenny Cameron previously criticised Rangers for going to court.
St Mirren could conceivably be in the hands of supporters by the time a vote is taken with a July 4 target date set for a takeover by community ownership group 10,000 Hours if they raise enough money by the end of this week.
Aberdeen and Celtic have both issued vague statements in recent weeks saying they would act in the best interests of their club and Scottish football.
However, Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie has claimed "sporting integrity is beyond purchase" while St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown has insisted he would demand sanctions on any newco Rangers.
Kilmarnock's Michael Johnston has consistently argued that Rangers have been punished enough.
Any acceptance of a newco Rangers would likely see the Old Firm having to concede the 11-1 majority needed for major changes. Clubs are due to vote on proposals for a universal 9-3 voting structure on July 16.
The SPL, who are due to publish their fixtures for next season on Monday, declined to comment on Tuesday but Green revealed he had held meetings with league officials.
Green would also have to apply to the SFA if his application to the SPL was successful.
Rejection from the SPL would likely leave Green needing to apply to the Scottish Football League for entry to the Irn-Bru Third Division.
SFL chief executive David Longmuir told BBC Scotland: "If there is a gap created in our structure then we would open up an invitation to clubs to join and we would go through our normal criteria-based analysis of each application and all member clubs would make a decision on which club to admit.
"But the situation with Rangers is still a matter for the SPL and the SFA to consider.
"At the moment, we are at least two or three steps away from the SFL having any potential involvement."