Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Football Scottish Rangers

King calls on Rangers fans not to boycott away games and get behind title push

By Andy Newport

Dave King has urged Rangers supporters to reconsider their calls for a boycott of away grounds this season.

The Ibrox outfit are preparing to return to the top flight for the first time in four years but many Gers fans remain bitter over the reaction to their 2012 financial meltdown.

Some have even vowed not to attend opposition stadiums but the club's chairman claims that may only hurt the Light Blues' title chances.

Now King wants the club's followers to move on from their liquidation crisis and hopes their rivals will do the same.

In the latest of his replies to fan questions, he said: "I do not feel qualified to speak on behalf of individuals as to how each feels about the treatment that Rangers experienced over the last few years. But what I can state is that the club wants to put the past behind us and I believe that other SPFL clubs feel likewise.

"Sometimes a strong Rangers away support can influence a match in our favour and I hope those fans that can afford to travel to away games will do so."

Meanwhile, King has also promised to update fans on whether they will be able to purchase the club's new kit.

In May, Rangers stepped up their battle with Mike Ashley when they tore up the intellectual property licence and rights deal signed with Rangers Retail Limited, partly owned by Ashley's Sports Direct company.

That left the club's merchandise and retail operations in limbo and supporters are still unable to buy the new Puma strip which will be worn this season.

Belfast Telegraph

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph