'Shambolic' - Exclusive: Darren Bent reacts to major SPFL update after Rangers stunned
Darren Bent has claimed that Rangers have every right to be annoyed at the SPFL’s “shambolic” handling of their recent vote over how to end the Scottish season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international suggested that the series of events that left Dundee with a deciding vote on the outcome of the campaign north of the border doesn’t “sit quite right” with him.
The governing body have come under fire from the Gers for their botched ballot last Friday – which saw every member club but the Dark Blues cast their vote on whether or not Leagues One, Two, and the Championship should be brought to an immediate conclusion based on current standings.
The SPFL are also understood to be considering a similar course of action for the Premiership further down the line, and after Dundee voted to pass the measure, Gers boss Steven Gerrard branded the whole debacle an “absolute mess”.
Rangers were left stunned by Dundee’s U-turn and Bent is inclined to agree with the Ibrox chiefs.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It doesn’t sit quite right with me. It is a shambles.
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“I can understand Steven Gerrard’s disappointment and why he’s getting so annoyed with it. It doesn’t make a lot of sense.
“But at the same time, what can you do? However, they do it, someone is not going to be happy. Someone is going to be annoyed. What can you do? This is going to tick Rangers off. If Celtic don’t win the league and it just gets voided, they’re going to be annoyed.
“But to have a vote and one team not vote, is shambolic. That bit I don’t like.”
Rangers currently find themselves 13 points behind Celtic at the top of the Premiership table.
The Hoops are still mathematically catchable, however, with two Old Firms left to play and Gerrard’s men holding a game in hand over their bitter rivals.
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