The Rangers board may have broken stock market rules by leaking details of a vote ahead of the club’s agm tomorrow, according to former director Paul Murray.
Murray is leading a rebel group seeking to take control of the Rangers board, but his attemtps to take control of the board have been hit by the leak, which makes the prospect of regime change at the club unlikely.
The leaked data indicates that an early count of proxy votes weigh heavily in the current board’s favour, with the positions of several directors - chief executive Graham Wallace, chairman David Somers, financial director Brian Stockbridge and non-executive directors James Easdale and Norman Crighton - were safe.
Murray, responding to the leak, said: “Our reaction to these unconfirmed reports is one of great surprise and dismay. Surprise because the proxy votes were only completed earlier today. Dismay because this leak to the BBC is a clear and serious breach of stock market regulations.
“If it has been leaked it can only have come from one of two places. Capita, who are collating the votes, or or the Rangers board itself. Either way this is very unprofessional and we will be looking into it with our legal team this morning.
“In the meantime, I would advise all Rangers fans and shareholders alike to dismiss it as propaganda.”
Murray added: “It could well be there are people out there who simply do not want the fans to turn up at Ibrox on Thursday morning. But these supporters deserve the opportunity to confrnot this board and to ask it some very difficult questions.”