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Mike Ashley’s dual ownership hearing delayed

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sfalogoA Scottish FA disciplinary hearing into alleged breaches of the governing body’s rules by Rangers and Mike Ashley has been delayed.

The hearing was set to take place on Tuesday to look at how much of an influence the Newcastle United owner has at Ibrox, with both Rangers and Ashley facing hefty fines – with the club also facing further charges if found guilty.

According to reports, Mike Ashley’s lawyers were granted more time to prepare their case.

Ashley has already seen two close allies appointed to the Rangers board Messrs Derek Llambias and Barry Leach – chief executive and finance director respectively. Llambias was a former Newcastle United chief executive under Ashley and Leach was Head of Brands at Sports Direct.

Rangers have already secured a crisis loan from Ashley for £3 million and was set to payday loan direct lenders high acceptance offer the Glasgow side a further loan of £10 million secured against Ibrox Stadium and Murray Park but that blew up in the face of the United owner and the Rangers board with protests outside the ground and alleged death towards Sandy Easdale.

Staff wages at Ibrox are due to be paid on Thursday days before Rangers player Celtic in the League Cup semi final at Hampden Park.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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