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Chairman Greg Dyke is the man driving forward the reforms and says Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Stoke City back the 2016-17 plans

The Football Association (FA) have proposed the introduction of B teams into the Football League in order to improve the England international side.

English football's governing body outlined the potential changes in the Chairman's England Commission Report, released on Thursday.

The proposals suggest creating a fifth tier of the Football League - League Three - for the 2016-17 season which would include Premier League B teams, as well as the top sides from the Conference.

FA chairman Greg Dyke, the man driving forward the reforms, feels the introduction of B teams would allow England's young stars to play regular, competitive football with a view to progressing into the national team.

"We want to continue to have the best foreign players playing in England and to strengthen the quality and excitement of the Premier League and the rest of English club football," he said.

"But we also want to develop ways of giving more English boys the best chance of achieving their potential by enabling them to play football at the very highest level.

"We believe that this is not only in the best interests of the national team and the young English players themselves but also in the interests of the professional football clubs who are spending millions of pounds on youth development programmes and are currently getting only a very limited return on their investment.

"We recognise that making changes in football is often a slow and difficult process but we urge those in the football world to consider our proposals constructively and with open minds.

"We urge them to balance the specific, narrowly-defined concerns of their particular club or league with what will be of the most benefit to the game overall, to the development of young English players and to the success of the England team."Pedro says it would be "unforgiveable" for Barcelona to blow their unexpected opportunity to retain their Liga crown.

After last weekend's shock 2-2 draw at home to Getafe, the Blaugrana all but conceded the title. However, leaders Atletico then slumped to a stunning 2-0 loss at Levante before city rivals Real then drew two games in the space of four days to leave their hopes in tatters.

Indeed, as things stand, the title is now in Barca's hands again, because while they trail Atletico by three points, they host the Rojiblancos at Camp Nou on the final day of the season.

Consequently, Pedro feels that the Catalans simply have to take this chance to end an otherwise disappointing season on a high, though he stressed that Tata Martino's men must ignore the temptation to look ahead to their potential title decider against Atleti when beating Elche away is of just as much significance.

"I'd say [the title race] is now 50-50, because Atletico have a points advantage but we have the home advantage in the last game,” the winger told Marca.

"We have been given a boost in morale, a new dose of energy. It's now all up to us and it would be unforgivable to not see this through to the end.

"We have another mentality and can't fail. We will try to beat Elche to then play for everything at home in front of our crowd.

"We weren't speaking too soon when we said that the league was impossible to win. It was unthinkable given the results. Now we've been given a second chance and we have to take full advantage of it.

"The league title will be decided first by what we do this Sunday and we're playing a difficult away game. There's no point thinking about Atletico if we don't beat Elche."

Meanwhile, Pedro admitted that he has been left bitterly disappointed by all of the speculation surrounding his future at Camp Nou.

“Some very bad things have been said about me," the Spain international stated. "It's not in my hands to carry on here or not, but I'm calm and have faith that I can continue.

"We stay apart from all that. In the dressing room, we are united, raring to go and in good spirit. Tata Martino has not given up on us; there's still a lot at stake."

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