Ally McCoist has given Ian Black his full backing despite the midfielder being found guilty of betting on The Rangers not to win matches.
Since the turn of the year the Ibrox boss has been party to the sackings of Franny Sandaza for discussing his salary to a bogus football agent with Darren Cole axed for not turning up for a reserve team friendly.
Despite most people viewing Black’s actions as more serious than the incidents that led to the sackings of Sandaza and Cole McCoist feels that Black has suffered enough.
“The decision has been made and he’s been punished,” the popular former Question of Sport skipper stated. “Now we just move on.
“I have seen every one of his bets and I certainly don’t have a problem with Ian Black playing for Rangers again. I don’t have a problem with his commitment to our club, his commitment as a player, his commitment in all the games. So that’s it for me, the issue is closed.
“Craig Mather and myself have sat down and had a chat. Disciplinary action has been taken but it is an internal matter and that’s the way it will remain.”
Elsewhere at Ibrox would-be saviour Frank Blin has walked away from his role with the requestioning rebels who backed off from forcing an EGM.
With no sign of any audited accounts billionaire Jim McColl has abandoned his call for the removal of three directors and the appointment of Blin and Paul Murray.
An AGM has been promised before 31 October but it’s likely that that deadline will be missed as concerns grow that the club will be in administration before Christmas.