Elgin City have yet to receive word of potential changes to League Two as Celtic and Rangers ‘B’ team proposals are set to be put to the SPFL and SFA.

The suggestions would see League Two be expanded to 16 teams next season, with Celtic and Rangers colts side joining the league alongside two other outfits from the Lowland and Highland leagues.

Celtic and Rangers colts could join Leagues One and Two from next season.

Celtic and Rangers colts could join Leagues One and Two from next season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

None of the players in the Celtic or Rangers colt teams are allowed to be over the age of 21 while they would also not be allowed to earn promotion higher than the Championship, meaning the furthest they could go is League One.

Clubs in League One and Two would also receive a six-figure cash injection spread across five years but given colts introduction has been a thorny topic for several seasons, there would likely be resistance to plans. Strategic partnerships between Premiership and lower league clubs have been suggested as an alternative solution to colts.


The SFA and SPFL would need to approve the proposals before the vote is put to clubs but Elgin City have officially announced they have not heard of any such plans from above. The Highland side say they have only heard of colt suggestions through the media.

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Elgin City aren’t impressed. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

They tweeted: “It’s very disappointing that the first we hear of the proposed changes is through the press. We have yet to receive an official proposal from the SPFL. When we do we will liaise with all of you our loyal supporters before making any decision”

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