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McCoist rages at Rangers' sanctions

Ally McCoist last night launched a vehement attack on the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football Association over conditions attached to the transfer of Rangers' membership of the governing body.

Sevco Scotland, who bought soon-to-be-liquidated Rangers' assets, have been granted temporary membership to allow McCoist to field a team against Brechin in the Ramsdens Cup first round tomorrow with the full transfer due to be completed within seven days.

In a joint statement from the football authorities and Sevco, it was revealed that Charles Green's company would accept a delayed one-year transfer embargo and liability for Rangers' football debts.



Stripped

The document revealed the SPL had "reserved its position" over their probe into alleged undisclosed payments to Rangers players since 1998, which could see Rangers stripped of titles.

McCoist, who has had former Hearts trio Ian Black, Craig Beattie and Kevin Kyle training with him this week, believes his club have been unfairly treated after being voted into the Irn-Bru Third Division.

In a statement released by his club, McCoist said: "We are supposed to start the season with a game at Brechin and, as I sit here today, I don't know exactly what our status in the game is, where our players that we have should be registered -- and what the future holds for us going into next week. I have bumped into Celtic, Hearts and Motherwell fans, and they were saying the same thing -- it's time to stop kicking Rangers and start getting Scottish football looking forward not back."