Rangers on agenda for English minnows

ENGLISH Conference teams could next week open the door for Rangers to exit Scottish football at their club summit.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
Conference clubs will discuss Rangers' potential move south of the border
Conference clubs will discuss Rangers' potential move south of the border

Ibrox chief executive Charles Green says that the Light Blues would seek to quit Scotland if a controversial 12-12-18 system is adopted for next season.

While that remains a very unlikely scenario, Conference chairman Brian Lee has refused to rule out the possibility of the Ibrox club joining the fifth tier south of the border.

"On Monday we have a mid-season meeting of clubs so that is a topic for conversation," he said.

"It's up to the clubs to make rule changes.

"There are one or two problems, of course. It's up to Fifa whether a club can change countries or not, so that's the first issue.

"And the second, and probably the most important, is the problem it would create with promotion and relegation and having an uneven number of teams.

"It would be wrong if the Football League would not take Rangers as part of the promotion and relegation system.

"Otherwise they would be in the Conference keeping out a team who might have the wherewithal to go higher in the pyramid.

"But they are not insurmountable problems.

"You will have to have the co-operation of a lot of different organisations to make it possible, but where there is a will there is a way."

Meanwhile, former Ibrox striker Kris Boyd has backed his old club to re-emerge at the forefront of Scottish football.

The player has been training with the Ibrox side over the last weeks before he returns to Portland Timbers in the MLS.

"Once they come out of this and get back to the level they should be at there will be a lot of smiling faces," he told the Rangers website.

"As a fan looking in it has not been great to see what has happened to the club in the last year or 18 months but hopefully they are on the road to recovery now.

"Rangers are a massive name worldwide so there is interest in what has been happening and the people of Portland were asking questions which is an indication of that.

"Rangers will be back. It might take a couple of years but they will be back and, once they are, everyone connected with the club will have a big smile on their face."

Sport

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.

112711

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

Meet Charlie the referendum rooster who decided the result in his own unique way

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
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

Whatever the result, the fans are Still Game

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.