28 Jul 2012

Rangers given conditional membership by Scottish FA

1:26 pm on 28 July 2012

Crisis club Rangers have been granted conditional membership of the Scottish football association that allows the former champions to play their League Cup first round tie at Brechin City on Sunday.

Rangers have been demoted to the fourth tier of Scottish football after collapsing under debt.

Rangers, who have won the Scottish title a record 54 times, went into administration in February before a takeover last month by a consortium led by English businessman Charles Green.