Ibrox fans chief still sceptical over Whyte and Green links despite Easdale denial

A RANGERS fans chief today said he was still sceptical over new denials by the under-fire board that Craig Whyte and Charles Green are still pulling the strings behind the scenes at Ibrox.

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Sandy Easdale has shot down fears Whyte and green are still involved at Ibrox behind the scenes
Sandy Easdale has shot down fears Whyte and green are still involved at Ibrox behind the scenes

Key shareholder Sandy Easdale last night again insisted that disgraced former owner Whyte and ex-chief executive Green were Rangers outcasts.

But fans spokesman Drew Roberton is unconvinced - and fears both men are still connected to the club through the labyrinth of companies linked to the club.

Robertson said: "We are yet to be convinced there is no outside influence."

His views echo that of Paul Murray, who is seeking a place on the board at next week's AGM and who believes the spectre of Green is still haunting the club.

But Easdale, who was yesterday appointed to the role of chairman of the Rangers Football Club board, said: "The involvement of Charles Green, I can say that is categorically wrong. Charles Green has left the club and has gone to do what he's doing in France. I think we should just wish him well to go and do that.

"In no shape or form is he pulling any strings. Charles has nothing to do with the club, if you look at the statement when he left and was handing the shares over to me, he said he had no influential powers at the club and that's the way it is today.

"I don't see that changing in the foreseeable future, that Charles can ever come back."

Easdale, who has secured a deal to buy some of Green's shares and holds voting rights over 26.8 per cent of the total shareholding of the club, 4.5 per cent of which he owns himself, also denied that Whyte had any influence in the new company that was set up to keep the club going following liquidation.

Easdale, whose brother and McGill's bus firm co-owner James sits on the PLC board, said: "I have never met Craig Whyte, never had a conversation with Craig Whyte, so let's get this clear, it would be wrong of me to say all that and then have any dealings with Craig Whyte.

"He is categorically not involved in any shape or form at the club at all to my knowledge. It would be very silly of me as a west-of-Scotland businessman to have any dealings with him."

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