Celtic boss Ronny Deila believes Scottish clubs should have two teams in the system

The Norwegian is a fan of so-called 'B' teams being introduced.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has a fairly maverick idea that he thinks could do some good for Scottish football. In the wake of Scotland being the only home nation not to have qualified for the European Championships next summer plenty of ideas are doing the rounds at the moment and the Norwegian has his own.

Let teams second and youth teams play in the lower leagues.

He made these statements in his press conference earlier today:

It is a fair point and it might just work.

It would mean a more competitive form of youth development and give the likes of Celtic - who have a huge youth system - a chance to give their young talents much more game time than at present.

It is indeed a system that is currently in operation in Spain, with the Real Madrid and Barcelona 'B' teams recently as high up the football calendar as the second tier - although that is no longer the case.

Germany have their II teams also in the football league system and it is certainly not doing their national teams any harm.

It is certainly an idea from the Norwegian that Scottish football might need to consider.

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