Rangers administration: Administrators reassure fans over status of home fixtures

ADMINISTRATORS at Ibrox have reassured fans the club will fulfil its home fixtures amid doubts over the payment of policing bills.

Reports had suggested Strathclyde Police would not deploy its officers to games until an outstanding bill had been settled, but Duff and Phelps stressed there was no immediate risk to the fixture list.

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Joint administrator David Whitehouse said: “We have had a number of constructive and positive meetings with Strathclyde Police and we can assure fans that matches will continue to be played at Ibrox. Agreements have been reached regarding policing games at Ibrox and payment arrangements have been put in place.”

The force itself quashed suggestions that Rangers upcoming league games against Hearts and Celtic could be in doubt. In a statement, it said that while it is working on a “match-by-match basis”, police enjoyed an “excellent relationship” with administrators, and “currently do not foresee any problems policing future matches at Ibrox”.

Meanwhile, the Save Rangers campaign being spearheaded by the three main Rangers supporters organisations had last night amassed around £9 million in pledges from 12,000 fans toward a proposed takeover deal.