Alan Hutton claims that SPFL chief Neil Doncaster should be backing an independent investigation to clear his name after the accusations from Rangers.

The former Gers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the chief executive should want to “clear his name” if he is adamant there has been no wrongdoing by the governing body.

Speaking ahead of today’s (Tuesday, 12th May) EGM, Doncaster told the Scottish Sun that he was “uncomfortable” and that the process was “unwelcome, unnecessary and extremely time-consuming.”

Following a requisition from Rangers, Hearts and Stranraer, a ballot is set to take place between all 42 member clubs to determine whether an external inquiry will take place into the resolution vote.

The Gers have called for Doncaster, as well as SPFL legal adviser Rod McKenzie, to be suspended pending an investigation for their roles in the Scotland-wide vote which saw the bottom three tiers ended with immediate effect.

Hutton has urged the SPFL chief to support Rangers’ push, suggesting it is the only way to clear his name and rebuild trust in his capabilities.

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“Rangers, by all accounts, are going to cover it so why not get to the bottom of it, get the truth?” Hutton told Football Insider.

“For the likes of Neil Doncaster, he’s been accused of bullying and all of this sort of thing. If he’s done no wrongdoing, why would you not want to clear your name?

“He could say: ‘Yeah, no problem, come in, do that, do your investigation, see we’ve done everything correct,’ and build the trust up between the clubs and then move on.” 

New Rangers chairman Douglas Park has insisted that he would cover the cost for any independent investigation into the SPFL.

Their proposal has had public packing from the likes of Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Aberdeen so far.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED the Gers are confident they could seal Doncaster’s removal today.