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Football League clubs set to reject FA B teams proposal

Football League clubs are set to reject FA chairman Greg Dyke's plans for a B division.

Bradford City chairman Mark Lawn said there was a "general consensus" among the 72 Football League clubs that the B league would not work.

Lawn, speaking from Portugal ahead of the meeting, told Press Association Sport: "Nobody understands how playing at Conference or League One level can help any player make it to play for England.

"There is a general consensus that it wouldn't work and would not be good for our club football either.

"The FA need to go to the Premier League and say they only have so many foreigners but they won't do it.

"The loan system as it is now works better - look at Tom Cleverley.

He started at Bradford, went to Manchester United when he was 12, went out on loan to Leicester, Watford and Wigan then went back to United and ended up playing for England.

"If they are going to end up playing for England they need to be playing at least at Championship level."

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