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Rangers primed for boot from SPL

'NEWCO' Rangers are facing the red card from the Scottish Premier League.

The club founded in 1872 are in the process of being liquidated after the taxman rejected a Creditors Voluntary Agreement last week with former Sheffield United chief executive Charles Green immediately forming a 'newco' and applying for SPL membership.

All 12 SPL clubs, including Rangers, will vote on the issue on July 4 with the newco requiring eight votes to play in the top flight next season after 'Club 12' were included in the fixture list.

Yesterday, Hearts and Dundee United announced that they'd be voting no to newco, with Motherwell and Inverness Caley Thistle saying that they'd consult their fans.

Opposition to the newco has been overwhelming amongst supporters with online polls showing between 93pc and 97pc of supporters against a debt-free newco Rangers in the SPL.

Celtic have yet to make any public comment with only Kilmarnock stating the case for a yes vote due to financial concerns.

If the newco aren't invited into the SPL they will have to apply to the Scottish Football League for a place which would be in Division Three with a club from Division One joining the SPL and a team promoted through each of the divisions to create a vacancy.