Scottish Premier League want to introduce cross-border 'British League Cup' - report

Plans to revolutionise Scottish football are understood to be in place, with new-look top flight and the introduction of cup competition involving English neighbours
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The Scottish Premier League want to introduce a ‘British Cup’ as part of their proposals for the future of the game, according to BBC Sport.

The governing body believe the introduction of a cup competition would help increase revenues for Scottish clubs, however there could be resistance from south of the border.

How a cup competition between teams from both countries would work is something that would need to be seriously considered by both associations, especially given the distances some teams may have to travel and the recent increase in competitiveness of the English League Cup.

Before the suggestion of a unified cup competition is officially raised the SPL must get approval from Scottish Football League clubs to merge together and revolutionise football.

The SPL are proposing a 10 team top division from next season in an attempt to make the league more competitive and improve the standards of the lower leagues.

The plan also hopes to improve the standards of the Scottish national team and improve their standing in world football in the future.

The BBC report a decision on the proposal will take place next month after all the parties have had time to consider the impact it will have on Scottish football.

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