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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Fans put dent in board's bid

The Rangers Supporters Trust has dented the Ibrox board's hopes of winning next month's crucial general meeting vote after buying up a chunk of shares previously controlled by Sandy Easdale.

The fan-ownership campaign group announced yesterday afternoon it had purchased an extra 450,000 shares from Beaufort Nominees. Easdale - whose brother James is among four directors who face being forced out of the Blue Room if Dave King's bid for power proves successful at the Ibrox vote on March 6 - owns 6.45 per cent of the Glasgow giant.

But the McGills Buses tycoon - who sits as chairman of Gers' football board - also held proxies for another 19.7 per cent, including those belonging to Beaufort.

King needs to win a majority vote if he is to replace current directors David Somers, James Easdale, Derek Llambias and Barry Leach with former Blue Knight Paul Murray and ex- Tennent's Brewery boss John Gilligan.

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