Journalist Derek McGregor has recently talked about the decision about the Celtic Colts to be taking part in the Lowland League.
McGregor came on as a guest on The Celtic Huddle podcast and the panel talked about numerous issues involving the Hoops. He was asked about the latest decision involving the Celtic Colts and he made his optimism clear about it.
Do you think this move will help Celtic?
The journalist believes that while there is objection from other clubs, they’ll have a financial benefit for themselves as well.
While Celtic have been handed the go-ahead, the move has been criticised by multiple local leagues in Scotland.
McGregor talked about the move in a positive way and said (41:27): “I’m [all] for it and I think the AGM is a formality that’ll rubber-stamp the vote of the clubs. I’m all for it, I think it’s imaginative.
“I can understand the concerns of the other clubs concerned but I think there’s a clear financial benefit to those clubs. It’s for one year, I don’t think there’s any harm in seeing how the season goes but I think it’s imaginative, I think it’s bold.”
TIF Thoughts on the Celtic Colts joining the Lowland league…
While the Old Firm clubs may want to have their junior sides play regularly in a structured league, it doesn’t seem as if this move is going to be easy to implement. Civil Service Strollers president Russell Pryde has resigned already, stating concerns about the move.
Many clubs in the SLFL are also not completely sold on the idea, which shows that there is a considerable amount of objection against it. This suggests that perhaps, there is a long way for the decision to be officially made.