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Ex-chief Charles Green loses legal bid against Rangers

By Karrie Gillett

Published 27/11/2015

Fomer Ranger chief Charles Green
Fomer Ranger chief Charles Green

Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green has lost a legal bid to make the club pay for his defence against criminal charges.

Green, along with others, faces trial over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of the Ibrox club.

The 62-year-old took Rangers to court to pay for his legal costs, claiming his contract allowed him legal cover.

But following arguments from lawyers for both parties heard earlier this month, a judge in the Court of Session has dismissed the action.

Green had argued there was a clause in the contract obliging Rangers to pay future legal costs after the date of agreement in April 2013 relating to his time in the role.

In a summary of the judgment, Lord Doherty concluded that "on a proper construction of the clause those criminal proceedings do not fall within its ambit".

Meanwhile, Rangers boss Mark Warburton insists there will be no knee-jerk rethink of his January signing plans after last week's Livingston slip-up.

Gers were held to a 1-1 draw as they dropped Ladbrokes Championship points for only the second time this season.

It allowed Hibs to draw level on points at the top of the table and concerned shareholders are certain to quiz chairman Dave King on just how much money Warburton will have to play with when Rangers host their AGM this morning before the Petrofac Training Cup semi-final with St Mirren tomorrow.

But Warburton - who wants to add two new faces to his squad - said: "We're in good shape. There's no lack of confidence. The team is doing well. The squad is strong enough.

"But as you enter February and March when you get heavy pitches and injuries, we have to make sure that we have options.

"So we will need one or two players more, definitely."

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