By Doug Ward

2nd May, 2021 | 1:50pm

Andy Walker denied access to Ibrox for Rangers v Celtic

Andy Walker was not allowed to attend Ibrox on Sunday for Sky Sports’ coverage of Rangers versus Celtic, according to the Heart & Hand Podcast.

The podcast, which has connections at Ibrox and attended the Premiership clash on Sunday, claims that Walker’s absence was due to comments he made about the Gers’ financial situation.

Writing on Twitter, Heart & Hand said: “Had a few questions re: Andy Walker’s absence today. I understand it’s due to a dispute caused by comments he made concerning Rangers finances. The issue remains unresolved.”

Yet another strong stance

Rangers haven’t been afraid to shut out those who’ve rubbed them the wrong way this season.

Last week, the Sunday Post printed that they weren’t sent any pre-match interviews to publish in their newspaper while The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell has revealed earlier this season he was denied access to the press box.

Walker is the latest to have been given the cold-shoulder by the Light Blues and if he’s said something completely incorrect and spread misinformation about finances, we don’t blame the club at all.

Rangers fans were slightly surprised when Ian Crocker wasn’t joined by Walker on co-commentary for the Old Firm on Sunday.

James McFadden found himself alongside Crocker and Ally McCoist while Stiliyan Petrov and Kris Boyd were the two pundits in the Sky studio at Ibrox.

We’ll have to wait and see to find out whether Walker will be welcomed back to Ibrox any time soon but you would imagine that he’d have to rectify his comments and apologise for them before that’s considered.

In other Rangers news, this Gers target confirms he has an agreement to join a new club.