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Charles Green, the Ibrox chief executive, has frequently mentioned Celtic when delivering an almost daily barrage of statements. Most recently, the Yorkshireman projected that Celtic’s season ticket sales could suffer next term because their supporters now know for certain there will be no Old Firm fixtures. Green also claimed Celtic’s average home attendance in the last eight games had been lower than Rangers’ as he sought to make a case for his club being an attractive addition to leagues in England.
Under proposals submitted jointly by the Scottish Football League, Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Premier League, the four divisions would be restructured into three tiers comprising 12, 12 and 18 teams.
The 41 clubs – Rangers do not get a formal say as associate members – are scheduled to vote on the matter later this month. Should the plans receive sufficient approval, the new set-up could be in place for the start of the new campaign in August.