JOHN Greig will be guest of honour at Ibrox on Tuesday when Rangers play Queen of the South in the first home game of the new Dave King era.
Greig, the former player and manager who was voted the greatest ever Ranger, stopped attending games as the club degenerated into farce and fiscal oblivion. And there is more than a heavy hint of symbolism that he will be lauded in midweek.
King said: “There is no living individual who actually represents what we’ve said we’re trying to do – take the club forward by going back to the value system – and I can’t think of anyone who, standing with us in the directors’ box on Tuesday night, will represent what we’re trying to achieve more than John Greig.”
The goodwill of the Rangers supporters has to be harnessed and channeled by the new regime and John Gilligan expressed his hope that the club’s remaining seven home games will be sold out as, in Paul Murray’s words, fans “vote with their feet”.
“We had people coming in on Friday buying half season tickets for only seven games,” Gilligan said. “We’re looking for the cash flow obviously, but the revenue is important because if we can get everyone onside we can start generating a serious amount of money for the club again.”
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