ALLOA chairman Mike Mulraney has stepped down from his temporary role as Scottish FA president.

The Wasps supremo assumed the position after Rod Petrie had to take a leave of absence for health reasons. 

But, the former Hibernian chief is back at the helm after a "significant planned procedure" and vice president Mulraney will go back to his original role.

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"I would like to thank everybody who made contact, directly or indirectly, to pass on their good wishes for my recovery," Petrie said.

"The reality is while I have not felt ill, I did undergo a significant planned procedure. It has been five weeks since then, I am feeling fine and it's now time for me to return."

Meanwhile, Alloa will start the new season with a trip to Greenock Morton when football returns. 

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The Wasps will then host Dunfermline Athletic at the Recs before visiting Heart of Midlothian to complete the month.  The Tynecastle fixture is due to be postponed, however, with the Jam Tarts playing in the Scottish Cup semi-finals that weekend. 

The Championship season will get underway October 17 with teams playing each other only three times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Peter Grant's side will play their third consecutive season in the Scottish second-tier after securing their place by finishing eighth last term ahead of Partick Thistle and Queen of the South. 

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Hearts, whose relegation to the league was confirmed last week, will visit the Recs in January and host Alloa again in April ahead of an exciting run-in.

Alloa will end the season on April 30 by hosting Dunfermline Athletic, who the part-timers agreed a first of it's kind Covid-19 partnership with this week which will see the clubs share resources throughout the season. 

BBC Scotland will broadcast 20 matches across the campaign on Friday evenings and the list will be released in due course.