The latest in a long line of plans to get ‘Old Firm’ Colts teams brought into the senior leagues is set to be kicked into touch at the first stage.
Celtic in common with their partners at Ibrox have been trying to come up with a solution to find a way into fielding a team in League Two to give younger players meaningful experience rather than placing players out on loan.
It has generally been reported that clubs at the lower end of the SPFL are reluctant to allow the change to take place but the latest proposal will be resisted by four Premiership clubs.
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According to Stephen McGowan, who seems well connected behind the scenes at the SPFL, Aberdeen, Hearts, Hibs and Dundee United will vote against the plan. An 11-1 vote would be needed to carry the vote to the rest of the SPFL membership.
It had been suggested that the Glasgow clubs would put upto £1m each into the lower divisions to push the plan through but with Premiership objections the latest plan won’t get off the drawing board.
Celtic currently that three young players out on loan at Queens Park, one at Clyde and one at Ross County with no real shape or pattern to the deals to develop younger players towards being first team ready.