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Ally McCoist hopes Rangers will move forward

Lisa Gray

Ally McCoist wants Rangers to move on "in a forward direction" after the club's annual general meeting finally takes place.

The Glasgow giants have been in the grip of a bitter power struggle for several months, with a group of influential shareholders seeking change in the boardroom.

Former Ibrox director Paul Murray and former chairman Malcolm Murray – backed by Scottish businessman Jim McColl – are hoping to win places on the board at the AGM.

Paul Murray successfully forced the postponement of the original meeting, which was planned for October 24, after attempts by the board to block the election of potential new directors, with the directorships motions now to be included when it is finally held.

Reports suggest the highly-anticipated meeting could take place on December 18, although the date has not yet been confirmed to the Stock Exchange.

Manager McCoist said: "Like any other Rangers supporter and, indeed, staff member, we would just hope that we can move on.

"We know we have a process for the AGM, which will take care of itself, and after that all we can hope is that the club can move on in a forward direction. I'm sure that will be the case.

"I'm not sure whether that date has been confirmed but until that time, we will continue to do what we have attempted to do and that's concentrate on the football and give the fans what they want.

"The fans want to enjoy their football, that's what they buy their season tickets for. They want to see us winning and scoring goals and playing well.

"It's our job to give them a team that can do that. The AGM will look after itself whenever it is."

Rangers were paired with Falkirk in cup competition for the third year running in yesterday's draw for the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The Bairns claimed a 3-2 victory in the League Cup in 2011, before Rangers avenged the defeat with a 3-0 win in the same competition last season, as well as a victory in the Ramsdens Cup.

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