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11th Dec, 2017 | 12:42pm

Rangers confirm appointment of lifelong supporter

Rangers have confirmed that Hong Kong-based fan Barry Scott has been appointed the board of directors at the club.

Scott had previously been involved with a £6.5million loan to the club in 2015 during the power struggle between Dave King’s group of investors and the incumbent board, backed by Mike Ashley.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Scott as a Director of Rangers International Football Club PLC,” Rangers said, in a short statement on the club website.

“Barry is a successful businessman and lifelong supporter of the Club.”

Scott is managing director at Allied International & AI London, a Hong Kong-based independent financial advisory company.

Along with fellow fan Andy Ross, Scott loaned a portion of the the fund needed to pay off Mike Ashley’s £5million loan and help loosen the Sports Direct tycoon’s grip on the Ibrox giants.

The appointment of Scott to the board comes just a few weeks after the club’s AGM was held and the existing directors were all voted back into their roles overwhelmingly by shareholders.

Chairman Dave King is joined by Paul Murray, Alastair Johnston, Graham Park, John Bennett and Douglas Park on the current board with Scott now also joining them.

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With the Ibrox club miles behind rivals Celtic financially, the Rangers board will hope Scott’s expertise will bring new investment to the club as they look to close the gap on and off the pitch with their Old Firm rivals.

In other Rangers news, Mark Warburton has revealed he wanted to sign this Celtic player while he was in charge at Ibrox.

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