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5 Newcastle loan players signed for Rangers without medicals

7 years ago

The Rangers interim Chairman Paul Murray has revealed shocking details of the deals that took five Newcastle loan players to Ibrox.

Murray says one of the five took medicals before Rangers committed to the loans, which were organised when Derek Llambias was pulling the strings at Rangers.

The interim Chairman has also made public the fact that £300,000 was also wasted by organising the general meeting to oust directors which included Llambias and another Ashley ally, Barry Leach. Rather than them resigning once it became clear that the rebel shareholders would easily win the vote.

Paul Murray:

 “Let me give just two examples of the recklessness displayed by those who were removed from office just more than two weeks ago.

“One is the amount, in the region of £300,000, spent on a needless general meeting.

“The other is the signing of five Newcastle loan players without medicals – this is simply appalling.”

Of the five Newcastle loan players, only Haris Vuckic has played any number of games.

Remie Streete played a few minutes before having to go off injured on his debut, whilst Kevin Mbabu, Gael Bigirimana and Shane Ferguson have never been fit enough to play.

Indeed Mbabu and Ferguson didn’t even go up for the photo shoot when the loans were announced, as they were receiving treatment for their injuries at Newcastle at the time.


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