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Rangers newco to play in Scottish Division One

With many of the SPL clubs saying they will not support Rangers Newco playing in the SPL next season plans are being put in place to "relegate" the club into the Scottish Division One league.

Senior Scottish football figures are proposing that Rangers start season 2012-13 in the second tier according to BBC Scotland.

SFL chief executive David Longmuir confirmed: "The SFL is trying to address the question of whether we are in a position to accommodate a solution to the Rangers FC scenario.

"We are trying to achieve a solution which will be in the best interests of the SFL and the wider game."

Rangers chief executive Green has been reported to have been "briefed" by Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie on the plans to gain their approval.

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne added: "Rangers Newco should apply to the SFA for admission and apply direct to the SFL in the same way that any other new club would do.

"This is and remains our clubs absolute position."

If Rangers do not gain support to the proposal, the club may have to begin next season in Scottish Division Three.

Rangers were replaced in the SPL fixtures by 'Club 12' for season 2012-13 and Dunfermline, who were relegated from the top flight last season are expect to be reinstated.

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