Dundee manager James McPake believes it’s ‘crucial’ Scottish football sticks together amid talks of an Atlantic League and Celtic and Rangers joining a British Super League.

Reports have resurfaced this week over Celtic and Rangers potentially heading south of the border to join a reformed English Premier League. Meanwhile, the Glasgow pair alongside Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs have been subject to talk of a cross-border league with Scandinavian outfits.

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Dundee boss McPake wants the likes of Celtic to stay in Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McPake believes Scottish football must stick together as the Dee target promotion back to the Scottish Premiership: “Taking away us as a team with Premiership ambitions, as a supporter of Scottish football and someone who has spent a lot of time in Scottish football, it is crucial that we keep Celtic and Rangers in our league.

“They are the two biggest clubs. I’ve been paying attention to Dundee and Raith Rovers since Tuesday night, that’s what I have been full focusing on. But it’s so important we keep them in this country and our league and they are hugely important to our game, they are the two biggest draws.”

Dundee host Raith Rovers on Saturday as they look to secure a promotion play-off spot in the Scottish Championship.

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