Changes to Glasgow Cup will benefit Celtic youngsters trying to make breakthrough
The news that the Glasgow Cup is set for a major revamp can only boost those players trying to make the breakthrough to the Celtic first-team.
The Scottish Sun is reporting that the tournament is changing from an under-17s tournament, to a under-20s tournament involving Celtic, Rangers, Partick Thistle, Queen’s Park and Clyde.
The move to increase the age range seems like a smart one, should the mooted changes take place.
It will give players who are perhaps on the cusp of a first-team breakthrough the chance to shine in matches were are meaningful and competitive.
For example. Anthony Ralston and Michael Johnston, two of the Hoops players who recently featured for Scotland in the Toulon Tournament, would not have been able to play in the Glasgow Cup last season.
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But if the changes are made, then the duo, who have both played for the first-team, have the chance to take part in what could potentially be an Old Firm cup final.
The only potential problem is that clubs in Scotland are notorious for their dislike of changes, even one which only seems to have benefits, like the potential Glasgow Cup changes would provide.
It will be interesting to see if this progresses beyond rumour and into reality, as it would be a boost for the Hoops youngsters.
In other Celtic news, Davie Hay has delivered a verdict on recent Hoops departures