'It's got to be damaging' - Exclusive: Rangers claim made by Whelan after Doncaster interview

Noel Whelan insists Rangers will have to reveal some “pretty damaging” evidence for the SPFL to reconsider the vote to end all of the lower leagues early. 

The former Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the governing body is “adamant they have done nothing wrong” after a probe, launched by the SPFL, find no wrongdoing in last month’s ballot.

The SPFL will hold a general meeting on 12 May after requisitions by Rangers, Hearts and Stranraer to put CEO Neil Doncaster and legal adviser Rod MacKenzie on trial by an independent QC led investigation.

The Gers are to provide their long-awaited whistleblower evidence this week which, they claim, brings into Dundee’s crucial vote on the resolution of the lower leagues.

Whelan heard Doncaster’s interview with the BBC on Saturday, in which he insisted he and his team had done nothing wrong, and claims the evidence would have to be damning for the governing body to change its course of action.

“Whatever evidence is going to come out the SPFL does not seem too worried about it,” he told Football Insider. “They believe they have gone through the right protocol and done everything in the right way.

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“It has got to be pretty damaging, what Rangers have got in evidence, for it to come to some sort of conversation.

“The SPFL seem adamant they have done nothing wrong and they do not seem worried about this document coming out. If they were worried in any way they would not come out and said that.

“It will be interesting to see what evidence they have got.”

Football Insider understands there is a consensus for the season to be completed but many clubs are also fearing it is growing logistically impossible.

Celtic and Rangers are pushing the SPFL to establish a date by which the season has to be completed.

In other Rangers news, Noel Whelan tips Gers to battle it out with Celtic for Aberdeen star this summer.