By Dan Plumley

11th May, 2022 | 12:10pm

Dr Dan: Rangers and Celtic B teams rake in solid revenues for fifth-tier games

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Scottish football is unlikely to introduce Rangers and Celtic’s B Teams in the league system despite their high revenues.

That’s according to Dr Dan Plumley who claims that while they are earning impressive numbers for teams in the fifth division, it will not sit well with the rest of the teams.

There certainly are financial benefits to it, but he sees it as a hard sell for the fans of the lower-league clubs.

Lowland League chairperson Thomas Brown says Celtic and Rangers ‘B’ teams have generated over £135,000 in revenue for the fifth tier. [Daily Record]

Discussing this exclusively with Ibrox News, Plumley said,

“We always come back to money and for the fifth tier of Scottish football, that’s a significant amount of revenue.

“The majority of the clubs have voted it in as they’re looking at the financial benefits of it.

“I don’t see this being like Project Big Picture was in English football and that’s particularly down to the sort of followings clubs down the pyramid do.

“Lower league clubs fans may not want to see their team face off against Rangers B so the chances of a restructure happening are less.”

Rangers will continue to field their youth sides in the league next season after clubs voted in favour of them staying.

Their first season was a fruitful one and other clubs bore the financial benefits of a big team in their division.

In other Rangers news, the club are ‘not convinced’ by a key first-team player and an early termination of his contract is extremely likely.