Scottish football: Rangers manager Ally McCoist called on the Scottish Premier League today to drop their probe into alleged secret payments to players in the wake of the club's tax case success.
A tax tribunal delivered a majority verdict this week in favour of the Ibrox side, who were facing a claim by Revenue and Customs over their use of employee benefit trusts.
The decision could affect an SPL inquiry into payments to players under a previous Rangers regime. If found guilty the club could be stripped of titles.
The SPL confirmed today that the delayed hearing will now begin on January 29.
But McCoist said: "I would be extremely hopeful that common sense would now prevail and they would drop it."
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