League Two club not against including Celtic Colts in future set-up

By John Reid

March 25, 2020

An unnamed League Two side hasn’t ruled out the introduction of a Celtic Colts side to the domestic league set-up from next season, Sky Sports reports.

An article on the Sky Sports website featured unnamed clubs from all four of Scotland’s divisions answering questions about the future of the game.

On the prospect of changes to the league structure, and number of clubs, the League Two side wasn’t against the prospect of Hoops starlets getting a chance to shine in the league set-up.

“An opportunity worth exploring”

“Previously there were suggestions about Rangers and Celtic “colt” teams coming into the lower part of the leagues, and there was a lot of resistance to that – would that be part of it? It’s an opportunity worth exploring” the club said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

Celtic youngster Karamoko Dembele / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That would certainly be a good, forward-thinking move by Scottish football if it was implemented. It would give Celtic’s young players the chance to be tested at arguably a higher level than the games they currently play.

If the teams in League Two were against the Colt side being promoted that’s fine, it is more important that they play competitive football on a regular basis.

Self-interest may still rule the day

However, it remains to be seen if any new measures will be introduced to the Scottish leagues going forward. Self-interest might still be the order of the day for the smaller clubs in Scottish football even in this new reality that the game faces going forward.

Celtic youngster Karamoko Dembele / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It will be interesting to get Neil Lennon’s view on this possible scenario. He might well back the idea of the Colt sides playing in League Two.

However, for now the first thing Scottish football has to do is decide if the season can continue or not. Once that is done, then the future can be addressed.