Easdale cuts PR man before Rangers new share issue

Sandy Easdale: Statement. Picture: JP
Sandy Easdale: Statement. Picture: JP
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RANGERS investor Sandy Easdale has released a statement distancing himself from Media House spin doctor Jack Irvine amid allegations of a leak last week which revealed the club is considering a fresh share issue in a bid to raise £8 million as a boycott of season tickets starts to bite.

Former newspaper editor Irvine has provided advice on media relations to Easdale and brother James as part of an arrangement with their McGill’s bus firm and has also worked for Rangers at various spells over the past five years.

However, Easdale – who is chairman of the club’s football board, but is not a PLC director – now insists Media House no longer represents either the Scottish League One champions or any of his private businesses.

Easdale said: “I wish to confirm that neither Media House International Ltd nor its executive chairman Jack Irvine acts for me or any of my associated companies.”

Rangers are expected to launch a new rights issue “within weeks” as they desperately seek fresh investment.

On Friday, the club revealed the effects of supporter boycott of season-tickets had seen sales slump to just 17,000.