Rangers board hold urgent talks on Newcastle deals
The all new look Rangers regime are holding their first official board meeting today, with reported to be top of their agenda an urgent look at the past dealings with Newcastle United.
Acting chairman Paul Murray is meeting with fellow directors John Gilligan, Douglas Park and John Bennett, with the actions of former directors Barry Leach and Derek Llambias to be put under special scrutiny.
The new board want answers as to why axed executives Llambias and Leach sanctioned the signing of five Newcastle players on loan without medicals.
Three of the five players have not been fit enough to play as yet and yesterday the revelation came out that Gael Bigirimana will definitely not play this season due to a medical condition/illness.
The player admitting that he already had the mystery condition when he was at Newcastle, but was unaware that the rules of the Scottish FA were different, meaning the condition/illness would rule him out of playing.
Bigirimana was forced to come out and explain the situation after widespread rumours he had Hepatitis C, something which the player denies, but the real problem remaining private.
The Daily Record report that they understand the 21 year old midfielder has been banned from contact training, while the Rangers medical team monitor the condition.
The new board are also reportedly going to discuss what legal action, if any, could be open to them now with regard to the £5000 a week they’ve been left to pay in wages by the former directors, for the 5 Newcastle loan players.
The Scottish media also report that part of the deal saw Rangers also rent out five flat for the loan players to live in, with two of them still remaining unused.
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