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
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