Scottish Football - Somers appeals for time

Rangers chairman David Somers has appealed to the fans to give the board time to win their trust after being greeted by loud jeers when he opened the club's annual general meeting.

Somers and his four fellow PLC board members are up for re-election during an AGM which also includes a vote on the possible appointment of four potential directors - Paul Murray, Malcolm Murray, Scott Murdoch and Alex Wilson.

Reports claim the board have already secured enough proxy votes to maintain the status quo but it was announced at the meeting, which kicked off at 10.30 am on Thursday, that the results might not be announced until the afternoon.

The board also announced a 120-day business review which would include strengthening of the club's scouting network.

Chief executive Graham Wallace, who was appointed last month, admitted the Scottish League One club's running costs were too high even for a top-flight team and that extra funding would be required to allow Rangers to compete at the top level.