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Stuart McCall staying cool as Rangers' concerns rise

By Andy Newport

Rangers boss Stuart McCall has been reassured the decision to remove the club off the London Stock Exchange will not affect his squad's promotion push.

The Ibrox faithful were rocked by Thursday's news that the club had been de-listed from the AIM after chairman-in-waiting Dave King failed to find a new nominated advisor.

Interim chairman Paul Murray put the blame for AIM's decision at the door of the club's previous board but tried to play down fears by revealing the new regime in charge is now considering a switch to the ISDX market.

There is also the possibility of legal action from former football board chairman Sandy Easdale, but McCall does not expect it to derail his charge for the play-offs.

The Gers manager said: "I'm a football guy, I don't know what's going on in the stock markets, but apparently the board is not concerned in any way. The funding and the plans for the club will remain the same.

Rangers, who tomorrow host newly-crowned Scottish Championship winners Hearts to Ibrox, this week announced six-month losses of £2.6million for the second half of last year.

McCall confirmed his side will pay tribute to the league leaders.

"We will be giving the Hearts lads a guard of honour," he said. "This is their first away game and it's something we will be doing."

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