Clyde stand firm on Rangers joining First Division
Proposals do not justify amending rules to admit Ibrox club
CLYDE have joined the ranks of the SFL clubs who oppose plans to put the Rangers newco in the First Division.
The Third Division side believe the league reconstruction proposals, which include merger of the two league bodies and a one-off £1 millon payment from the SPL to buy the First Division television rights, do not justify amending the rules to admit the Ibrox club.
Although Clyde argue some of the reconstruction proposals have merit, they criticised perceived “threats” from the document, which was sent to the 30 SFL clubs after talks between officials from the two leagues and the SFA.
The document claimed the Scottish game could lose £16m a year if Charles Green’s newco Rangers were re-launched in the Third Division.
A Clyde statement read: “The board believe that any proposals for change should not be rushed, as these have been.
“They also have to be done by consensus and not through threat or inducement, again, as these have been.”