Falkirk FC can today confirm that the club will vote against the introduction of the Scottish Conference League and the inclusion of B teams therein.

We have arrived at this position after having carefully considered the proposals and canvassed the view of fans via the Falkirk Supporters Society.

Falkirk Football Club has long championed the need for reconstruction in Scottish football to aid the development of young Scottish talent, but to also meet other key objectives such as making our Premiership more competitive and softening the financial impact of relegation on clubs.

The Club share the views of the overwhelming number of responses to the poll conducted by the Falkirk Supporters Society, and the views of fans who have contacted the club directly.

While we understand the case for B teams, we believe that more holistic, integrated ideas offer far greater potential for solving the long-term problems facing Scottish football. These include larger leagues, stronger reserve leagues and an improved system of interclub loans, as well as a more open pyramid system and fairer financial distribution throughout the SPFL.

We also believe that clubs should be promoted or relegated solely on merit, and that any structure in which some clubs can be neither promoted nor relegated fundamentally undermines the principle of sporting integrity which is essential to our game at every level.

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