Wilson: Rangers board can still survive

ALEX Wilsosn today tipped the under-fire Rangers board to survive the latest crisis to engulf the club.

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Brian Stockbridge was removed from his post as Rangers' financial director
Brian Stockbridge was removed from his post as Rangers' financial director

Lifelong Light Blues supporter Wilson failed in his bid to be elected as a director at the agm in December.

Since then, financial director Brian Stockbridge has been removed from his position. But Norman Crighton, James Easdale, David Somers and Graham Wallace have kept theirs.

And Wilson, who has worked in HR at major companies for more than 40 years, believes they will continue in their roles despite escalating unhappiness in the stands.

Chairman Somers and chief executive Wallace have been criticised since the publication of the former's business review last Friday.

And with supporters threatening to withhold season ticket money, there is uncertainty about the future.

But Wilson predicts the club will receive enough renewals to be able to "limp along" until a new share issue later this year.

He said: "Mr Wallace said on Friday there was no chance the club could go back into administration. How can you say that with £3.5 million in the bank and a worry about season ticket renewals?

"They have done surveys and said they will engage with fans. But they have not really engaged with the fans.

"The statement of intent about the future in the review contained no numbers or figures.

"There was a lack of information.

"I don't have faith in the board. But my guess is enough fans will want to renew their season tickets and the board will limp along until the new equity issue."

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