Scottish football: Rangers chief executive Charles Green says he has accepted an apology from Montrose over perceived jibes made in the club’s matchday programme for Saturday’s match between the two Third Division clubs.
The notes poked fun at the Ibrox outfit’s well-documented financial woes, prompting an angry response from Light Blues followers.
The introduction to a section of Rangers read: “Playing their first season in Division Three, The Rangers are a newco of the now defunct Glasgow Rangers. Currently top of the table, they will be hoping to go on to seal the title and clinch their first silverware.”
While unhappy at the slight, Green said the Links Park club had apologised to him.
He said: “I and all our supporters were dismayed by some of the content of the matchday programme at Montrose on Saturday which was clearly intended to ridicule our club.
“I have spoken personally to the chairman of Montrose today and he and his fellow directors have offered Rangers an unreserved apology which I am happy to accept.”
Rangers have a chance to extend their lead at the top of the table to six points tomorrow night when they host Annan Athletic.
The Gers well held to a goalless draw at Galabank in September, but their away form has since improved and manager Ally McCoist is hoping for a strong display tomorrow evening.
He said: “We’ve looked a lot more comfortable at home in the league. We’ve picked up a few more victories on the road now, but we seem to enjoy the spaces at Ibrox more than the away trips.
“Annan will be boosted by the fact that they gave us a proper game down there so I expect a tough game again.”