Rangers are still waiting to discover whether or not they will be allowed to field a Colt team in an expanded League Two next season – and Rangers legend Ian Durrant could find himself back in the SPFL if the plans are approved with his East Kilbride side also set to benefit.
Kilby and Lowland League winners Kelty Hearts, managed by another Gers legend in Barry Ferguson, will be added to the SPFL alongside two teams from the Highland League if Rangers and Celtic Colts are approved by members.
Durrant is number two to former Dumbarton boss Stevie Aitken, and the Kilby boss is looking to extend his – and his management team’s – stay with the side.
“There are a lot of good people there, I’ll sit down with them in the coming weeks to see what their plan is.” Aitken said [Daily Record].
“At that point we’ll probably know what the situation is, in terms of reconstruction, and we can sit down and plan going forward.
“Hopefully we can agree a deal. It’s exciting times at East Kilbride, everyone wants them to get where they want to try and be, and with a senior club in the SPFL.
“That is the ultimate goal, and we’ll try and work hard to put that in place.
“The biggest thing is, is reconstruction going to happen? It would give us the opportunity to go up, so we’ll wait and see what’s going to happen.
“It’s out of our control, we can’t influence that, and only then can we start to put things in place for next season.
“When we will be starting back, what kind of players will we be recruiting, who do we want to keep – that’s going to be different, depending on which league you’re in.
“There is a lot that is going to happen behind the scenes, probably a lot of people won’t see what’s going to happen in the coming weeks, but we certainly will not be standing still.”
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