Rangers-Killie game goes ahead
Administration will not prevent Policing payment
Last Updated: February 14, 2012 7:04pm
Strathclyde Police sought assurances they would be paid for policing the event
Rangers' Scottish Premier League game against Kilmarnock will proceed as planned at Ibrox on Saturday.
There was a small element of doubt over the fixture going ahead after the Scottish champions went into administration on Tuesday as Strathclyde Police sought assurances they would be paid for policing the event.
However, talks between the police and administrators Duff and Phelps have resulted in assurances that payment for policing will be made.
A Strathclyde Police spokesperson said: "We have had a positive meeting with the administrators and received assurances about payment for the provision of police services at this weekend's match.
"We are working with the club and planning for the game as normal."
Doubts were raised over the game when it was confirmed Rangers had appointed administrators to assume control of the running of the club, following a legal debate with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
An earlier statement from Strathclyde police read: "Strathclyde Police is a public body and has a duty to make sure public resources are used appropriately.
"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."