Green holds SPL hope
Chairmen urged to listen; SFL debate set for Tuesday
Last Updated: July 3, 2012 8:58am
Charles Green: Says chairmen must consider the impact on Scottish football when they vote on Rangers
Newco Rangers chief executive Charles Green is confident Scottish Premier League chairmen will listen to his pleas ahead of Wednesday's vote.
Motherwell are on Tuesday expected to become the eighth SPL club to confirm their opposition to the newco joining the top flight, 24 hours before the final decision is made.
Green needs a majority of 8-4 for his SPL application to be successful so it would appear as though the newco's immediate future lies in the Scottish Football League.
And the 30 SFL clubs will meet on Tuesday to discuss Scottish FA proposals that would see Rangers play in the First Division for the upcoming season.
However, reports suggest that frantic talks have taken place between Rangers and a breakaway group of SPL clubs about a compromise deal that would secure the Ibrox club's place in the top tier.
And Green is remaining hopeful, telling Rangers' official website: "I know the chairmen will listen. The problem some of them have to a lesser degree than I have here is fan pressure.
"I said to a number of them over the weekend that if they're concerned about their fans, they should come to Ibrox for a week and sit in my chair.
"Fans are the lifeblood of all clubs and without them we have no product so we have to engage with them."
Green's Sevco consortium are also awaiting news over their application to join the SFA, which has yet to confirm plans for an appeal hearing into oldco Rangers' failure to pay tax last season.
The club overturned a transfer embargo in court but the alternative sanction could be suspension or termination of membership.
Green added: "We think the important thing is Scottish football and we need to draw a line and move forward.
"There is now a clearer understanding of the implications of football without Rangers because, remember, this is not just about Rangers not being in the SPL.
"Lord Carloway may even just withdraw the licence to play at all if we go back to the tribunal.
"There are some big decisions and none are more material than Rangers being excluded from the league and the financial incomes this club drives for the benefit of all Scottish clubs."