St Johnstone firm on newco
Rangers' slim chances of re-election into the SPL suffer a blow
Last Updated: July 3, 2012 4:27pm
Ibrox: The famous old ground looks unlikely to be featuring an SPL fixture in the near future
St Johnstone have dismissed suggestions that the club will change their mind in opposing the admission of 'newco' Rangers into the Scottish Premier League.
The new incarnation of the famous old Glasgow side need at least eight SPL clubs to vote in their favour at the league AGM on Wednesday and will continue to lobby hard ahead of the crunch meeting.
But the Perth side issued a statement on their official website insisting their position will not change which will come as a hammer blow to Rangers.
"There has been a good deal of press speculation in advance of Wednesday's meeting of the SPL clubs with regard to how each club will cast their vote in relation to the newco Rangers' application to join the SPL," the statement read.
"For avoidance of doubt, the club's position remains as per the statement which was issued on Monday 25 June confirming that the club will not be supporting the application."