SFA ready to back proposals for new League Three

The Scottish Football Association are reportedly ready to back proposals for a new fifth division, with Rangers, Celtic and Motherwell believed to be interested in entering colt sides.

The Scottish Sun claims that talks are ongoing around the creation of a 12-team League Three, which would be made up of four Premiership colt teams and four from both the Highland and Lowland League.

A memo is believed to have been sent to clubs who may be involved this week to keep them abreast of proposals, which remain at an early stage.

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Promotion and relegation are expected to be part of any plans, which would provide League Two sides with a safety net should they finish bottom of the division, while ensuring Lowland and Highland clubs continue to have an avenue into the SPFL.