COWDENBEATH have said that they would be against any move to admit Celtic and Rangers colt teams into League Two.

Last month, a proposal by the Old Firm clubs to admit their youth sides into the fourth tier as part of a two-year pilot project was made public, with their heads of youth development touring clubs to give presentations on the idea.

Three clubs - Stenhousemuir, Elgin City and Berwick Rangers - said they would consult their supporters about the proposal, which would see the colts play all of their matches away from home and guarantee the purchase of 250 tickets per match at £10 a head, generating £15,000 of income for each club.

Celtic and Rangers’ colts, along with those from other Premiership clubs, have already been playing in the Irn-Bru Cup in the last two seasons and Celtic’s Chris McCart, and his Rangers youth development counterpart Craig Mulholland, argue that the concept of ‘B’ teams playing in lower divisions has helped the development of young players in the likes of Spain, Norway and the Netherlands.

Although colt teams would not be permitted to win promotion or be relegated, the idea has been met with resistance by many fans.

In a news bulletin to their supporters, Cowdenbeath stated: “Many clubs have published their views on the outline proposal to admit Rangers and Celtic to League 2.

“Cowdenbeath FC of course previously advised that it was not in favour of any colt teams being admitted to the SPFL. Our view was unchanged when we viewed the latest proposal.”

Meanwhile, the SPFL have confirmed new dates for two of Cowden’s outstanding fixtures.

The Blue Brazil will be in action during successive midweeks at the end of this month and into March, with a trip to Stenhousemuir scheduled for Tuesday February 27.

Originally scheduled for January 20, the wintry weather conditions left the Ochilview pitch snow bound and unplayable and the two teams will now go head-to-head in just under three weeks time.

A week later, Gary Bollan’s men will entertain Clyde – bossed by ex-Blues manager Danny Lennon – at Central Park after a frozen pitch caused the cancellation of the game on December 9.

The clash away to the Warriors will kick off at 7.30pm, with the game against the Bully Wee getting underway at 7.45pm.