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Murray wants transparency, Hegarty gets all clear: Rangers morning news

Also, David Templeton is keen to get match fit.

Former Rangers director Paul Murray says he wants to know the identity of the foreign backers of the Ibrox club.

In an interview with the Daily Record, Murray wants to know who is behind Blue Pitch Holdings and Margarita Holdings, who are currently backing the club after Murray was asked to hand over details of all those supporting his bid for control at the club.

He said: “We spent all of last week identifying who we all are under the section 793 process which is a legal mechanism for the club to find out who owns shares.

“I’d like to ask: Has the club done the same with Blue Pitch Holdings and Margarita Holdings? Are they happy with the answers they’ve got? And will they now make public the name of those involved in order that the Rangers supporters are afforded transparency?”

Defender Chris Hegarty is hoping to return to first-team action in a month after getting the all clear following an arthritis scare.

The 21-year-old said: “There was a chance I could have had arthritis and if my cartilage had started wearing away that would have been the case.

“It wouldn’t have ended my career but it’s something I’d have had to manage to prolong my time as a footballer as much as possible.

“Thankfully there’s no ligament or cartilage damage and it was a big relief to be told that was the case.”

Winger David Templeton has said he is still looking for match sharpness after he had a pre-season with niggling injuries, notably a thigh knock according to the Evening Times.

He said: “I have been happy for the team but personally I’ve not been best pleased with myself.

“I picked up a couple of niggles in pre-season so I feel I have been playing catch-up. Right now I don’t feel that I am match fit or sharp yet.”

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