Rangers

Michael Brown has hailed Steven Gerrard’s Rangers squad for taking the decision to defer their wages during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder claimed that the gesture was emblematic of a broader trend in the professional game of players wanting to give something back during this testing time.

The club confirmed on Monday that both players and coaching staff would be delaying their salaries for the next three months.

As revealed by Football Insider later in the week, the decision to enact the deferral was unanimously voted for by the dressing room at Ibrox.

And Brown believes that the Gers deserve full credit for their willingness to help where possible.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said:“Listen, this is the thing we’re talking about now with the Coronavirus – what’s right, what’s wrong?

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“I’m so impressed with the players because they want to try and help wherever they can. I have no doubt about it, players want to help in any situation.

“Sometimes they get criticism, but if you look around, most of the guys want to contribute something back. The bulk of them are offering a real positive.

“If they’ve got to defer their wages for the long term security of the club, the players will always buy into it.”

All football in Scotland has been suspended in an effort to help arrest the spread of Covid-19, depriving clubs of vitally important revenue usually generated by gate receipts.

The SPFL held a vote on Friday pertaining to the possibility of finishing the league season as things currently stand, with the outcome yet to be confirmed either way.

In other Rangers news, ‘Unbelievable’ – Brown backs Gers to replace Morelos with 21-yr-old.