Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt claims there will be a vote on a Rangers backed scheme to introduce B teams into the senior leagues this month.
The Gers and Celtic have proposed adding their B teams into an expanded Scottish League Two division after a similar motion failed last year.
The Daily Mail reported in January that both Old Firm sides had been given the green light to put forward a new proposal and it looks as though a vote could be held soon.
I’m hearing a rumour Scottish B teams vote is on March 22nd and it’s possibly applicable next season.
— Andyh (@AndyhHolt) March 3, 2021
Holt, on Twitter, claimed, “I’m hearing a rumour Scottish B teams vote is on March 22nd and it’s possibly applicable next season.”
In a second Tweet he said, I expect it’ll be voted in too. Clubs are skint Now and can’t afford to do otherwise in my opinion. COVID-19 has clubs voting under duress.”
If this is true, it would be a major step forward for Rangers if the proposals were approved by club chairmen.
Rangers and Celtic both seem very keen for this to happen as The Daily Mail claimed both clubs propose to pay an initial £125,000 for their B teams to join the league set-up, with further payments making up an overall injection of funds of £1m.
The proposal would admit two colts teams, two teams from the Highland League and two from the Lowlands League to a bottom division beefed up from ten to 16.
The fact that this may even be applied next season is a huge step for Rangers as the club would be able to crack on with developing their players as soon as possible.
This is surely the motive behind the move as it means talented youngsters can stay at Rangers while playing football at a level that will aid their development.
Of course, there is no confirmation over Holt’s claims but as a club owner himself, he is sure to have friends in high places.
The approval of these proposals will be a big step forward in the development of our youth side and we hope we can hear good news this month.
In other Rangers news, Gerrard has credited a player’s wife with the upturn in form of one Gers man.