Dalbeattie Star opposed to Rangers and Celtic Colts in Lowland League

Dalbeattie Star are among a minority of Lowland League clubs opposed to a plan to parachute Rangers and Celtic colts teams into their division next season.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 1:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 9:42 pm
Rangers Colts will play Dalbeattie Star in next season's Lowland League

An indicative vote this week gave the green light to the proposal by an 11-5 majority.

It would see the Old Firm clubs pay £25,000 each for the one-season arrangement.

The move has come in for considerable criticism from a variety of quarters, including the South of Scotland League.

A club statement said: “We would like to confirm that Dalbeattie Star voted against the introduction of Celtic and Rangers colt teams into the Lowland League for season 2021/22.

"The club board members studied the proposals thoroughly but felt the right thing to do was to vote no.

“However, we do live in a democracy and totally respect and accept the final decision which was to accept the colt teams for one season only.”

Opposition voiced – page 31