PFA Scotland chief Fraser Wishart has claimed much of what has been said about Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace’s Rangers ban has been “ill-informed and not accurate” – and confirmed the matter is “ongoing.”
The pair were suspended by the club following the Scottish Cup semi-final thrashing by Celtic in April and were fined by the club last week.
Wishart admitted it has been “difficult” for the players but is confident they will “come through this in the end.”
“We are representing and advising them behind the scenes and it is a difficult time for players when they have their private matters splashed across the papers and talked about on social media,” Wishart said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Most of it is ill-informed and not accurate because nobody has been able to put their side of the story over yet.
“But the players are strong characters, strong lads and they will come through this in the end. The process is ongoing so, as much as I’m sure everybody would love to know the inside story, it would be wrong of me to say anything further.”
Football Insider verdict:
If the matter is ongoing then it sounds as though this could rumble on for a long time yet. With Miller’s contract up and Wallace only having a year left on his, it would be the ideal time for a clean break and part ways with both players this summer as Steven Gerrard takes charge and builds his own side. We’ll almost never hear the truth of what went on at Hampden with the whole issue likely to end up being covered by a non-disclosure agreement the closer to formal legal action it gets. Rangers may already be in talks with Wallace about ending his contract prematurely and it would make sense for the 31-year-old to move on and get on with his career after seven years at Ibrox. Miller could still yet decide to play on for another season although he will be disappointed with the way his Gers career will have ended after returning for a third spell intent on bringing the curtain down on his playing career.