Date: 24th August 2019 at 10:25am
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Radio Clyde has quietly ditched Derek Johnstone from their airwaves.

Bar a short spell with Peter Martin and Alan Rough at Real Radio the former Rangers striker has been a constant part of the Clydebank broadcaster’s coverage of Scottish football for over 30 years.

After being appointed a ‘Rangers’ Ambassador last summer he cut down his appearances on Clyde but was still a regular in support of all matters Ibrox.

Most famously during his broadcasting career Chris Sutton described Johnstone as an Ibrox apologist and cheerleader after years of unswerving support for Dave Murray, Craig Whyte, Charles Green and Dave King.

On air Johnstone recently tipped Steven Gerrard’s side to win the SPFL title but with the season six weeks old he has suddenly been dropped by the broadcaster as he explained in his Evening Times column.

I am disappointed to be leaving at this time but I wish them all the best for what promises to be another really interesting season in Scottish football.

No tributes have been paid online by Johnstone’s former colleagues at Super Scoreboard. Alex Rae is expected to be offered a few additional shifts alongside his commitments with Radio Scotland, BT Sport, TalkSPORT and Ladbrokes.