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Controversy over bonuses, financially secure - Rangers morning news

McAusland speaks out on Ayr spell, whilst Kyle reflects on time at Ibrox.

There is still some fallout from the publication of Rangers accounts as former Chairman Malcolm Murray rejects claims made by current Chairman Craig Mather that Murray was responsible for some of the pay cheques which has left fans outraged, according to the Scotsman.

Murray has also said that the bonuses should be paid back to the club that were given to some directors including former chief executive Charles Green.

Director Brian Stockbridge told the club’s website that the club is financially secure. He said: ‘It is not possible that the club is going to go into administration. The club is financially secure. We have got cash in the bank, we have no debt, we have got a clean audit report.’

Away from off the field, right-back Kyle McAusland hopes to become increasingly involved in manager Ally McCoist’s plans, as Rangers come up against the side where McAusland spent last season on loan, Ayr United.

McAusland said he had a good experience with Ayr last season but wants to play more first team football at Ibrox having had a taste of the action this season, according the club’s website. Reflecting on his time at Ayr, McAusland said: ‘I’ve kept in touch with a few of the boys and Ayr have strengthened in a few areas so it should be a good game on Sunday.’

Rangers are likely to come up against former striker Kevin Kyle, who insists he doesn’t have a point to prove after an injury hit spell at Ibrox, and expressed his delight at the club’s 100% start to life in League One.

He said: ‘When I was given a chance, I did well and scored goals. I was gutted that I got injured and that it ended the way it did for me at the club. I am pleased that Rangers have started the season so well.’

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