JIM McINTYRE doesn’t buy into the notion that some Championship sides wouldn’t be bothered at failing to gain promotion this term.
The Queen of the South boss insists professionalism and the desire to progress his club makes the question of striving for a place in the Premiership a no-brainer.
With Rangers and most likely Hearts being involved in the second tier next term there will be a financial cushion for those not taking the step up.
But McIntyre is convinced cash will always comes second to the challenge of winning a place in the top tier.
He said: “Financially having Rangers and possibly Hearts in the league next season would make it not such a blow to fail to go up.
“But professionally we always want to be at the top of the pile at the end of the season.
“That is always the priority. We want to be the best we can be as players and as a manager.
“I’m sure the chairmen and directors in this league will maybe think along the lines that it isn’t a disaster if they don’t go up.