Nicky says Rangers can cut it - even if axe falls

NICKY LAW today insisted the threat of cutbacks at Rangers will not impact on the Ibrox club's bid to land a unique Treble.

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Nicky Law backing Rangers to win Treble even if there are cutbacks
Nicky Law backing Rangers to win Treble even if there are cutbacks

Light Blues chief executive Graham Wallace is set to slash costs - and that could mean players being sold or sent out on loan. But Law stressed Ally McCoist's squad is fully focused on winning matches in the competitions they are still bidding for.

Gers are 17 points clear in SPFL League One and are still involved in the Scottish Cup and the Ramsdens Cup, and their midfielder is confident they will continue to win matches despite the prospect of financial cuts looming over them.

Law said: "I think you have to get on with your job in these situations. We are paid to play football and that is what we must concentrate on. Of course, we are all aware of everything that is going on at the club, it would be silly of me to say that we aren't. But we can't worry about things we can't do anything about. It certainly isn't affecting us at the moment because we haven't heard anything.

"All we can do is focus on winning matches. I am sure we will continue to do that in until we hear anything different from the club."

Law is also positive the youngsters who are involved in the first team will not be unsettled by ongoing speculation over the future of the Glasgow giants.

Teenagers Fraser Aird, Robbie Crawford and Lewis Macleod have all featured regularly throughout the 2013/14 campaign and have done well.

And their team-mate believes the consistency and quality of their performances in recent weeks underlines that they are fully focused.

He said: "The wonderful thing about the young lads is they just go out and play and aren't bothered about anything else.

"Fraser came in at the tail end of last year and has played really well. He has been given an opportunity by the manager and he has taken his chance well.

"He has waited patiently and has been rewarded for his hard work. He has made an positive impact in the last few weeks and was excellent against East Fife."

Law also feels the victory over the Fifers showed the importance of Rangers retaining a strong squad.

McCoist had an extensive injury list to contend with before the match - but Dean Shiels made his first start in over four months and scored both goals in a 2-0 triumph.

Law said: "The players who have come in have all taken their chance. That is what Dean did. We know we have a strong squad here and hopefully we will continue to have that strength in depth in the future."

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