Rangers fans need Park pledge, warns Rae

FORMER Rangers midfielder Alex Rae has few worries about the Ibrox side on the park in the coming season - but plenty of concerns off it.

Loading Comments
Alex Rae believes Rangers will thrive on the pitch but struggle off it this season
Alex Rae believes Rangers will thrive on the pitch but struggle off it this season

Rae thinks Ally McCoist's squad is strong enough to see off the challenge of Hearts and Hibernian in the Championship.

But he fears financial concerns will continue to dog the club.

Rae said: "Many fans are worried the Rangers board is going to sell Murray Park. And if only 17,000 season tickets have been sold they will struggle to make it to the end of the season.

"If they can give the assurances the fans want to see about Murray Park and Ibrox then I'm sure there would be an uplift on season tickets.

"There's a trust issue between a large section of fans and the current board. There are a lot of bridges to be built and the club needs to iron these things out if they want to achieve things in the long term."

Rangers kick off their season this week with games at Ibrox against both Edinburgh clubs.

Hibs visit tonight in the Petrofac Training Cup before Hearts kick off the league campaign on Sunday.

Radio Clyde pundit Rae added: "At the end of last season I predicted Rangers would win the league with their squad.

"Since then Ally has added Marius Zaliukas, Darren McGregor, Kenny Miller and Kris Boyd.

"Hearts and Hibs are still adding players to their line-ups so some may think my prediction was a bit premature. But I think the calibre of player at Rangers will be too high for the other Championship teams."


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Look Awards, a bra fitting and going veggie at Usha’s.




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

Jam packed with Empire biscuit making.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.