The breaking news this lunchtime sees Mike Ashley’s men Derek Llambias and Barry Leach suspended by Rangers.

Rangers directors Derek Llambias, Barry Leach and Sandy Easdale have been suspended by the club  pending an investigation.

Rangers releasing the following statement:

RANGERS Football Club announce today that Derek Llambias, Barry Leach and Sandy Easdale have been suspended from their duties pending an investigation.

It is also noted that Mr Llambias and Mr Leach, along with Sandy Easdale, have been advised that a resolution to remove them as directors of the Company has been received by the Company. A meeting may be required for this purpose but it is hoped that this will not prove necessary.

Acting Chairman Paul Murray, fellow directors Douglas Park and John Gilligan, and the Club’s Head of Football Administration Andrew Dickson have been appointed to the Board of the Company.

Newcastle fans still waiting to see how the fallout from Rangers will impact on NUFC and Mike Ashley.