Edinburgh City invite comment from fans over Old Firm Colt teams

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Edinburgh City have invited comment from supporters after receiving a proposal paper regarding the potential admittance of Ladbrokes Premiership ‘Colt’ teams into League Two.

The SPFL Competitions Working Group representatives have contacted existing League Two clubs regarding the proposal, which outlines an initial two-year pilot that would see Rangers and Celtic Colt teams compete alongside them.

Chris McCart, head of youth at Celtic, along with his Rangers counterpart Craig Mulholland, have been visiting clubs in the division to outline the proposals, which could be introduced as early as next season should they be voted through following the current consultation process.

Celtic and Rangers would play all matches away from home and guarantee the purchase of 250 tickets per match at £10 per head, which would generate £15,000 of income for the other ten clubs.

Stirling Albion have already stated their opposition to the proposals, while Elgin City and Berwick Rangers have also requested feedback from supporters groups.

Having discussed the proposal paper at Tuesday night’s board meeting, City published the following statement on the club’s website: “The club has received a paper outlining initial proposals to admit colt teams into League 2 with a view to implementing a two-year pilot in season 2018/19.

“The board of directors discussed the contents of the paper at Tuesday night’s scheduled board meeting and will continue to consider its position whilst it awaits receipt of a formal proposal on the matter.

“Any Edinburgh City FC supporters who wish to comment on the matter may do so by emailing admin@edinburghcityfc.com.”