According to recent reports, Glasgow Rangers are set to lose their fight to introduce a colt side to the lower leagues of Scottish football after a number of club’s voting intentions were revealed.
The report by the Daily Mail (via The Scotsman) claims that both Rangers are Celtic look to be defeated in their fight to each enter a U21 side into League Two, as a number of clubs have reservations about the proposal.
Despite Rangers and Celtic offering the incentive of a £3 million payment that would be spread among teams in League One and League Two, the Old Firm sides require an 11-1 majority in a vote amongst their fellow Scottish Premiership sides to be able to implement their plan.
And, with Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hibernian and Hearts all reported to have reservations, the vote may not even occur, as the proposal must seem as if it stands a good chance of being successful before a vote is called.
Do you blame the other SPFL sides for blocking Rangers' proposal?
Transfer Tavern Take
News of the reservations of a number of Premiership clubs regarding Rangers’ proposal is likely to come as a huge blow for Steven Gerrard and his team, as the introduction of a youth side in the lower leagues of Scottish football – a practice that is carried out by teams such as Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spain – would have undoubtedly aided the development of Gers’ youth prospects.
Ajax, another outfit famed for their development of young talent, have a similar scheme, with their ‘B team’ active in the Dutch second tier, so it is clearly a system that works.
However, perhaps it is for this very reason that Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hibernian and Hearts do not want to see the proposal come into practice, as they fear they will be further be left behind by the two Glasgow giants.
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