The Scottish Lowland League has confirmed talks are underway to introduce Celtic and Rangers ‘B’ teams to the fifth tier of the football pyramid.

For several years have colts side’s in Scotland been spoken of, Brechin City last month suggesting reconstruction that would have allowed Celtic and Rangers colts sides to join the SPFL at League Two level. But now they are set for the Lowland League.

Brechin lobbied for Celtic and Rangers colts.

Brechin lobbied for Celtic and Rangers colts. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The teams would join the division on a one-season basis but pressure would likely be put on the SPFL should either Celtic or Rangers ‘B’ teams win the division. That would grant them access to the League Two play-off where they could play for a place in the professional pyramid.


Several SPFL teams have spoken in the past of their objection to the Colts. Talks are at an early stage and nothing has been decided yet. Colts teams currently play senior football in the Challenge Cup alongside teams beneath the Premiership.

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