Kieran Maguire: Rangers are creating a buzz as five-figure sum invested amid Wilson promise
The Rangers Colt team will create a buzz around the Lowland League and help it to thrive commercially.
That is according to spreadsheet guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Rangers’ financial impact on the division.
Sporting director Ross Wilson told Rangers’ website on 17th July that they will support the league from “both a commercial and sporting perspective.”
Rangers and Celtic’s ‘B’ teams are playing in the fifth tier of Scottish football for the first time in 2021-22.
The two Glasgow clubs have paid £25,000 each as an entry fee and under the terms of the deal will be unable to gain promotion from the division.
Maguire explained how Wilson’s promise of “commercial” support would manifest itself.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “People will go to watch the ‘B’ team so it will help attendances at the Lowland League.
“In terms of other commercial support, it will improve the profile of the competition.
“It will get more column inches in the national press in Scotland because no matter what they do, both positive and negative, they always generate interest.
“That’s going to highlight the Lowland League as a product overall. This is a one-off experiment, they are only committed to one year.
“Both Celtic and Rangers have paid money for the privilege.”
Rangers have won their first three matches in the Lowland League.
They are top of the table after scoring seven goals and conceding none against Bo’ness United, Spartans and East Stirlingshire.