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Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace.   Picture: Ian Rutherford

Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace. Picture: Ian Rutherford

RANGERS say ‘going concern’ status under threat, Lennon eyes treble feat and Scotsman launches new tie-up with BT Sport.

Rangers says future under threat from season ticket boycott

Rangers have admitted that the club’s future as a going concern is at risk if supporters carry out their threat to withhold season ticket money.

The club’s interim accounts yesterday spelled out their position with auditors Deloitte confirming that season ticket income is crucial to Rangers’ future business plan, forcing chairman David Somers to stress the need for fans to pay in advance as normal.

• Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace will soon tell Ally McCoist what his budget is for next season as he nears completion of his 12-0 -day review of the business

Lennon sets sights on treble

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has set his sights on winning the treble next season as he looks to replicate the feats of Martin O’Neill and Jock Stein.

Lennon also set his sights on the Champions League but said that building a team capable of winning it would cost £200m - a sum outwith the Parkhead club’s reach. (Scotsman)

• Celtic’s league title win was the fastest race to the title in 85 years since Rangers won the Division 1 title in 1929

• Parkhead chief executive Peter Lawwell says he is hopeful that the club can hold onto manager Neil Lennon and his big name stars adding he was keen to match his ambitions

• Former Celtic midfielder John Collins says Celtic’s domination of the SPFL is bad for the game in the country and that more competition is needed

• Collins also said that selling defender Virgil Van Dijk this season would be a mistake and urged the Parkhead club to hold onto the Dutch stopper for at least one more season

Scotsman teams up with BT Sport

We’ve teamed up with BT Sport to bring you an exclusive online video offering .

A line-up of BT Sport’s pundits will handle your questions after each BT Sport game. Most match days, the team includes Darrell Currie, Derek Rae and Gary McAllister.

If you have a question about Scottish football you would like answered then email it to online@scotsman.com,

You can then log on on Monday to scotsman.com/football to watch.

BT Sport has live and exclusive TV coverage of Hearts v Hibs on Sunday, 30th March 2014 on BT Sport 2, from noon.

• T&C We can not guarantee which presenters will answer your questions. Questions are vetted and no correspondence will be entered into.

Kris Boyd is man in demand

Allan Johnston says he has not given up hope of keeping striker Kris Boyd at Kilmarnock. The 30 year-old is out-of-contract in the summer and is attracting the interest of former club Rangers who say they plan to make a move for Boyd. (Scotsman)

IN BRIEF

• Raith Rovers have sold out their 3,800 ticket allocation for next weekends’ Ramsdens Cup final against Rangers

• Manchester United legends Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers have agreen to buy non-league side Salford City subject to approval from the FA

 

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