Doncaster City 'exploring requirements' amid Scottish Cup bid update

The Yorkshire club are hoping an ancient treaty dating back to 1136 will gain them entry to Scottish football.

Doncaster City ‘exploring requirements’ after SFA update on Scottish Cup entry bid SNS Group

Doncaster City say they are ‘exploring the requirements’ of Scottish Cup entry amid their audacious bid to compete in the tournament.

The Yorkshire club revealed last month that they planned on using an ancient treaty which handed the city to a Scottish king in 1136.

Bosses at newly formed Doncaster City FC believe the treaty could be a way in for them to compete north of the border.

They revealed on Thursday that the SFA had been in touch regarding the bid to outline the criteria.

A tweet from the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League Division Two side said: “We have been contacted by the SFA who have provided us with the criteria of entering the Scottish Cup.

“This is irrespective of a club’s membership status with the Scottish FA.

“We thank the SFA for their response and we will now be exploring the requirements.”

Doncaster City launched a bid to enter the Scottish Cup, Scotland’s major domestic knockout competition, after they were denied entry to the English FA Cup.

Rangers are the current holders of the trophy, which dates back to 1874, after beating Hearts at Hampden in May.

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