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20th Feb, 2018 | 2:39pm

SPFL announcement could serve major boost to Rangers and Celtic European aspirations

The SPFL have handed a boost to the likes of Celtic and Rangers by giving their players what will be a much-needed rest by keeping the winter break for next season.
The SPFL announced the news on their website, with the winter break set to run from December 31st to January 18th.
The news that the winter break is being kept on for another season will be a major boost to the Glasgow rivals in their bids to be successful in Europe.
Both sides are set to be in action from July next season, as they attempt to qualify for the Champions League and Europa League group stages.
Playing football for five months without a break is likely to wear the players out, especially if they have managed to qualify for the later stages of the competition.
The winter break has been designed to help both clubs get a break before they return to domestic action, and they’ll be hoping European action too.
It seems to be a rare bit of good thinking by the SPFL, who are usually subject to heavy criticism from supporters of just about every team in Scotland.
The criticism is usually justified, but on this occasion the SPFL have did the right thing for their clubs.
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