Police seek Gers assurances
Police will not commit resources without assurances over costs
Last Updated: February 14, 2012 4:04pm
Strathclyde Police are seeking a meeting with Rangers' administrators
Strathclyde Police are seeking a meeting with Rangers' administrators to guarantee the policing costs for games at Ibrox will be met.
Financial uncertainty surrounds the Scottish Premier League giants after Duff & Phelps were appointed as the club's administrators on Tuesday.
Gers are awaiting the verdict of a tax tribunal which could cost them £75million, a case that is leaving the club facing 'years of uncertainty' according to owner Craig Whyte.
Rangers are due to face Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Saturday, however, Strathclyde Police say they will be unable to commit public resources to cover the event unless their costs are covered.
"Strathclyde Police is a public body and has a duty to make sure public resources are used appropriately," read a police statement.
"We are seeking an urgent meeting with the administrators to ensure that any payment for policing costs at future Rangers games is guaranteed.
"Until we have such a guarantee we would not be in a position to commit public resources to policing an event unless we had a reassurance that our costs would be met."