Scottish Conference League Proposal

The Board of Directors of Greenock Morton Football Club have collectively agreed to vote “No” to the proposed plans for a Conference League.

Scottish FA member clubs will meet on Tuesday June 6 to discuss a new fifth-tier division, which will be made up of B Teams and representatives of the existing Lowland League and Highland League.

The Board has studied the plans ahead of the vote, but does not agree that the introduction of B Teams will be beneficial to player development.

Rather, Morton sees the development of players closely linked to earlier pathways to the first-team and through successful use of the current loan system.

Stephen Welsh (Celtic), Robby McCrorie (Rangers), Ross Doohan (Forest Green Rovers), Jamie Lindsay (Rotherham), Barrie McKay (Hearts), Stuart Findlay (Oxford) are among those to have spent time on loan at Greenock Morton.

After consultation with Morton Club Together members returned a 81% vote against the proposals, this was taken into account by the Board of Directors.

As one of Scotland’s proud community-owned clubs, we welcome open dialogue on proposals to improve Scottish football including increasing competitiveness and opportunities within the existing pyramid.