There needs to be a swift resolution to the Rangers whistleblower saga for the good of Scottish football.

That is according to the former Premier League midfielder Michael Brown, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge about how the smaller clubs are coming under increased financial pressure and there needs to be an end to the ongoing feud.

The Light Blues finally submitted their “dossier of evidence” to the other 41 member clubs on Thursday, with the SPFL writing to clubs to deny the allegations and to urge them to vote against an independent investigation during Tuesday’s ballot.

The open letter is the latest riposte from the governing body in what has become a lengthy war of words between themselves and the Glasgow giants.

With clubs set to vote on whether to launch an external inquiry into the SPFL’s behaviour next week, Brown believes the situation needs to be resolved as quickly as possible.

Brown told Football Insider: “I think, if you look at Rangers, they’ve had to take their punishment over the years and they’re still trying to catch up.

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“I just think they’ve got an opinion on it, they’ve brought it out and they’ve said their piece. I just think the quicker it can be moved on, the quicker it can be put to bed, the better. 

“I think the worry is for everyone is you can see the pressure building regarding this situation now with all of the clubs, where everything is and you would say in Scotland, it’s really pulling because some of the lesser clubs to Rangers and Celtic are going to be really struggling. 

“It brings the league into a different perspective.”

Rangers have called for the suspension of SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and legal adviser Rod McKenzie after the controversial resolution vote which saw Dundee rescind their vote to support the governing body’s proposal.

The ballot brought an immediate end to the season for the bottom three tiers of Scottish football.

In other Rangers news, two Ibrox stars have been tipped to help the Gers to beat Celtic to a new signing.