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Why having Rangers and Celtic 'B' teams in lower leagues would benefit all Scottish clubs

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Good progress: Celtic and NI prospect Ben Wylie

Good progress: Celtic and NI prospect Ben Wylie

Charlie Lindsay

Charlie Lindsay

Good progress: Celtic and NI prospect Ben Wylie

As Scottish football continues to wrestle with reconstruction and the best way forward, Rangers - backed by Celtic - put a thought-provoking proposal on the table to senior clubs that the Old Firm duo place their 'B' teams into the lowest tier of the current pyramid system.

The aim would be to help their younger players attain some much-needed experience against seasoned professionals to enhance their development.

For the privilege of doing so, both clubs were willing to invest a combined guaranteed total of £1.2m over four years that would have helped the lower league clubs survive and flourish.