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Rangers ousted from SPL

Rival teams have barred Rangers from playing in the Scottish Premier League next season following the Glasgow club's financial crisis. It is still not clear where Rangers, Scottish champions a record 54 times, will play next season.

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Ally McCoist: 'Third division is best chance to rebuild'

Rangers manager Ally McCoist applauds fans at Ibrox Credit: Craig Halkett/PA Wire

Ally McCoist claims he might have a better chance of relaunching Rangers if they are placed in the Irn-Bru Third Division.

But the Ibrox manager explicitly stated he did not want to play in the bottom tier, although he would "accept the punishment".

He did, however, stress that Rangers fans are hugely in favour of the Third Division option and that Scottish Premier League clubs had listened to their supporters in rejecting the newco club's top-flight application.

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