Stephen Halliday: Brora Rangers and Kelty Hearts deserve justice

Highland and lowland champs should not be frozen out by self-interest

Brora Rangers could be denied the chance to win a place in the SPFL. Picture: Andrew West/SNS

But the missive issued by Brora Rangers chairman William Powrie this week is worthy of more attention than most. Refreshingly free of the unnecessary capital letters which populate so many club statements, the articulate Powrie makes a compelling and reasoned argument why both his own Highland League champions and Lowland League winners Kelty Hearts should not be frozen out of the reconstruction debate by the collective self-interest of the League 2 clubs. In the absence of play-offs and a shot at replacing Brechin City in the SPFL, it’s hard to argue with Powrie’s assertion that both clubs merit inclusion in any new structure “through the principle of natural justice”. Sadly, he may find that is far from a priority of the 15-strong reconstruction group.

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