Alex McLeish blown away as Rangers release more shares - Exclusive

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Alex McLeish has been left thrilled by the Rangers board releasing more shares for the fans to get involved at Ibrox.

Rangers have released more shares this week, looking to raise nearly £7million ahead of the new season.

McLeish believes that many more clubs will start to follow this trend, and believes it will help increase chances of success while lowering the risk of breaching the FFP rules.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “It’s a modern trend.

“It’s been going for a few years now, they are very, very close to the fans. It’s no surprise to see these kinds of deals, it’s a wow factor when it’s a world-famous club that shares it out with the fans.

“It’s a trend that will catch on at many clubs. There’s a lot more than the team on the pitch. Rangers directors have been very supportive, and the other sponsors; are all just massive in football.

“Top clubs can use that against the financial fair play in terms of advertising. Certainly, the more funds clubs have, the more chance of success.”

Money.

If this is something that can also help us in the transfer window, then we are all behind the latest move.

There have been a sensational number of responses to the latest shares being released in the club, proving that the fans are all on board.

Having that fan representation will only help the club make the right moves in the future, and keep us moving forward, not backwards.

After finally ending 10 years of torment with our latest Scottish Premiership title, we have to keep pushing forward, and this is the first sign of that.

An extra £6.75million in the bank can’t be sniffed at, and it will be exciting to see how that is used with transfers and expansions already being mooted.

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