Rangers have been prolific in striking commercial deals this season and that won’t stop because of the fallout from the club’s Covid scandal.

That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after the five Rangers players caught breaking lockdown protocols in February were handed six-match bans by the Scottish FA.

This site first broke news that Bongani Zungu, Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey, Dapo Mebude and Brian Kinnear were caught up in a police probe after attending an illegal house party. 

It was the second time Rangers have been the subject of a Covid scandal after Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were also disciplined in November.

Maguire claims that any fears that the Rangers brand and ability to attract sponsors might be damaged following the SFA’s ruling are unfounded.

“I can’t see any harm being done to the balance sheets,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“Those people interested in having commercial deals with Rangers will still be. They’ve had a lot of success in that department this season and I think that will continue.

“They’ve already won the Premiership and they’re out of Europe so nothing can really be done to them.

“They’re aiming to go unbeaten this season and these measures are not going to impact them financially at all.”

Rangers secured a first Scottish Premiership title in a decade in March and have dropped just eight points all season in the league.

They also made it to the last-16 of the Europa League where they were beaten 3-1 on aggregate by Slavia Prague.

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