By Jason Jones

14th May, 2020 | 10:12am

Ibrox Exclusive: Alex Bruce calls failed Rangers demand for SPFL probe a 'waste of time'

We’re delighted to welcome former Scottish Premiership defender Alex Bruce as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Rangers…

Alex Bruce has claimed that the contentious battle between Rangers and the SPFL that has dominated headlines in recent weeks has turned out to be a “waste of time” for the club. 

Speaking to Ibrox News, the former Kilmarnock defender also suggested that it was no surprise at all to see Celtic oppose the Gers at Tuesday’s EGM on whether or not an investigation should be launched into the governing body.

Rangers failed to secure the 75% of votes needed to secure an independent probe, and were reportedly branded “embarrassing” by Parkhead chief Peter Lawwell during the summit earlier this week.

But Bruce has argued that he is unsurprised by the hostility with which the Gers’ calls for an inquiry were met.

Speaking to Ibrox News, he said: “When have we ever known Celtic and Rangers coming together and agreeing with one another?

“It was never ever going to happen, especially in this scenario.

“If Rangers were going to put something together and go against the SPFL, they had to make sure they were right or they were going to come out with egg on their face. Unfortunately for them, that’s exactly what has happened.

“The evidence that they put forward, they obviously felt like they had a very good case, but it’s gotten us nowhere really. It’s been a waste of time.”

For an investigation to be launched into the SPFL and their handling of April’s vote on ending the Scottish lower league season early, three quarters of their 42 member clubs would have to vote in favour of the motion tabled by Rangers.

The final results saw a split of 30.95% in favour, 64.29% against, and 4.76% who abstained.

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