Rangers could be set to get their wish as colt teams could be added to the Scottish Championship as part of a major shake-up.
BBC Scotland is reporting that by 2020/21, the Scottish second tier could become a 12-team league.
They are claiming that “prolonged talks” have taken place between SPFL clubs over the move, which could see two Premiership sides add colt teams to the division. No prizes for guessing who that’d be.
The BBC report that options that are being considered include:
No relegation from next season’s Championship, with the top two teams in League One receiving automatic promotion.
Retaining Leagues One and Two in their current format with one club from the Highland League and one from the Lowland League entering.
Introducing two colt teams from Premiership clubs.
Rangers have not been shy in encouraging the idea of colt teams in Scotland. Mark Allen was very outspoken about the idea back in November. He described it as the “only thing” holding Scottish football back [originally The Herald].
Rangers want to introduce colt teams in Scotland to help develop younger talent and ensure they are prepared to play the adult game. A real surplus of talented youngsters at both Old Firm clubs have no real competitive outlet to develop their game.
It is a developing discussion, and it’s certainly one to watch going forward.
But should Rangers take this leap, then they’d do well to involve Steven Gerrard in the discussion…