The Scottish Lowland League have been offered £50,000 by Celtic and Rangers as part of plans for the Glasgow pair to have ‘B’ teams in the division (Daily Mail).

It was revealed on Wednesday that Celtic and Rangers were in discussions with the Lowland League over introducing their colt teams to the league. This has been a thorny issue in Scottish football for several seasons.

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The intorduction of Celtic and Rangers to the lower leagues in the SPFL has been mooted. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Brechin City proposed the introduction of colt teams to the SPFL pyramid as part of reconstruction recently but it looks as if Celtic and Rangers youth sides will need to start in the Lowland League. Both would pay a £25,000 admission fee with clubs projected to earn an extra £5,000 from visits of the Glasgow pairing.

Reaction to the introduction of Celtic and Rangers youth teams has been mixed, clubs in League Two showing opposition to the plans to get them into the fourth tier of Scottish football. But extra finances plus the possibility of colts attracting added sponsorship and live-streaming may swing it for the Lowland League, approval needed from the SFA and clubs.

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