With Scottish football trying to find a way to solve the current shutdown problem, the Daily Record reports that some clubs are in talks over a radical change.

The report states that some teams are in favour of playing in a 14-team Premiership next season, which would see two teams promoted and none relegated, and that talks have begun amongst those clubs.

However, the report goes on to state that the plan will only be considered if this season cannot be completed.


It would certainly be a radical change to Scottish football, but it is not one that is likely to appeal to Celtic.

Hoops focus will be on other matters

For a start, all the focus at Celtic should be to ensure that this season is completed, and that the Hoops can win the title.

Peter Lawwell outlined that in his message to the Hoops support on Thursday, and that shouldn’t change any time soon.

Celtic's Jonny Hayes

Celtic’s Jonny Hayes (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

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Secondly, adding two teams to the league will only complicate matters in what is already a very difficult situation for the football authorities.

For a start, you couldn’t play each team three times like what happens now, as it would add too many games to what is an already busy schedule.

If the clubs that are currently in discussion about increasing the number of teams in the league approach Celtic, the Hoops should declare themselves as not in favour, at the moment.

Could declare interest in future

Perhaps once things are back to normal in football then Celtic could think about the prospect of reconstruction in the Premiership.

Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell

Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

For now though, all thoughts should be focused on getting the players back on the pitch, and making sure that the league is not declared null and void at some stage.

That is what will be at the forefront of those in charge of Celtic’s minds, league reconstruction won’t enter into it.

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