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No go: Steven Gerrard brushed off Glen Kamara rumours
No go: Steven Gerrard brushed off Glen Kamara rumours

By Robert Jones

Rangers have been hit with a Uefa charge but have avoided fresh sanctions over sectarian singing.

The club face Uefa disciplinary action for their fans "setting off fireworks" at last week's Europa League draw against Feyenoord in Rotterdam.

There had been speculation that Rangers could face a third charge over sectarian chants this season but the fireworks issue is the only one listed on the charge sheet.

Some reports had claimed Rangers fans might have prompted fresh action, leading to speculation over a potential stadium closure for their deciding group match against Young Boys on December 12 after 3,000-seat sections were closed off in two earlier games.

But the sole charge will be decided by Uefa's disciplinary panel on February 27 next year and will likely lead to a minor fine.

Feyenoord have also been charged with setting off fireworks and blocking stairways.

Meanwhile, manager Steven Gerrard has dismissed rumours that midfielder Glen Kamara is a target for Juventus.

"There's a lot going round at the moment about quite a few of my players but there's no truth in it," he said ahead of tomorrow's league clash at Aberdeen. "It wouldn't surprise me if there are top clubs looking at Glen, and as a midfielder myself I really admire his bodywork and shape, the way he receives the ball.

"It wouldn't surprise me if top clubs were monitoring him but there's no truth in Juventus."

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