The Scottish Football League clubs will vote on Friday whether to accept the relaunched Govan club with Kerr and the vast majority of supporters unequivocal in their desire for a fresh start in Division Three, after the failed bid to remain in the
However, the First Division looks the likely destination after
Kerr is aware that sanctions, including a transfer ban, could also be imposed on the club on being moved into the First Division, which would be a double whammy to the fans.
"We don't want to be in Division One with sanctions imposed to satisfy other people," Kerr told Press Association Sport.
"It is not a palatable solution at all.
"In any other football league organisation, you would join it at the bottom.
"But what can we do? Reject the invitation to join the SFL? Not join a league at all?
"It is a huge dilemma and it is of huge concern. And why should it be the case that there could be sanctions? Aren't the punishments we have had not been severe enough?
"We were deducted points last season in SPL. We were fined, we are out of
"We have lost the vast majority of our first-team squad. I don't know what else they can do?
"Given the circumstances the club is in at the moment, it could be boom or bust in the First Division.
"It could be detrimental to the club if it doesn't work out the right away.
"But with incremental moves back up to from Division Three, the club could emerge in a very strong position and making good progress."
Scottish Premier League
St Johnstone claimed third spot in the Scottish Premier League - and the final UEFA Europa League berth - after ending the season with a 2-0 victory at home to Motherwell.