Coldstream apply for Lowland League

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Coldstream have applied to join the Lowland League for next season.

Chairman Steve Wright confirmed that the application form has been submitted to the Scottish Football Association to join what has become the new fifth tier of Scottish league football in the south of the country.

“We decided to apply because we are working towards our club license,” Wright explained. “Any club working towards their license can apply.

“If we do get offered a place in the league then we would have to make a decision about whether or not the timing is right for us.

“We feel that we should aspire to be playing at the highest level possible.”

Coldstream are ready to begin work on a raft of upgrades to their facilities at Home Park this summer.

“We’ll start as soon as the final whistle goes at the end of our last game this season,” said Wright.

Coldstream are founder members and the only club to have had continuous membership of the East of Scotland League since it began in 1923.

However, the Lowland League was created by the SFA this season to act as a feeder into the bottom of the Scottish Professional Football League.

The SFA is looking for new clubs to top up the 12 existing members.