McCoist calls for an end to Rangers’ ‘punishment’
Ally wants club to be in Third Division
RANGERS manager Ally McCoist does not want to play in the Third Division – but admits it would give him a better chance to rebuild the club.
McCoist fears the Ibrox newco may have to start life in the First Division under transfer embargo – a situation he called “madness”.
The club say they lost 11 players who refused to transfer their contracts after Rangers went into liquidation and McCoist called for an end to the “punishment”.
Scottish Football League clubs will vote whether to accept the newco club next Friday with the First Division looking the likely destination.
McCoist said: “I have had something in the region of six players turn up for pre-season training.
“Two would be considered regulars last season.
“We have to rebuild, so SFL3 would give us a better chance to do that.
“They might want to put us into SFL1 with more sanctions. I don’t know if that’s the case but we’ve got a transfer embargo hanging over us.
“It’s impossible. How can I have a transfer embargo with six players? That is just absolute madness.”