n Friday, the SPFL announced the official prize pot for the 2018/19 season, via its website.
Steven Gerrard and the Rangers board will likely have been paying close attention to the press release, to see what financial windfall they are set to receive for their league performance.

Gerrard will hope at least some of the money will be repurposed for transfers. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Gers are within touching distance of securing second place in the SPL.
Should they defeat Aberdeen at the weekend, they will go eleven points clear of third place with three games remaining. Therefore, their runners-up spot will be confirmed.
However, any other result at Ibrox and the race will still be alive.
£2.4 million, exactly 9.6% of the overall pot, is at stake.
When Celtic win the title, they will collect £3.35 million, while third place will land £2,062,500.
“This season’s fee payments demonstrate the continued growth of the game in Scotland and reflect the huge strides that have been made by the SPFL and its member clubs alike,” Chief Exec, Neil Doncaster, told the SPFL website.
“The SPFL remains committed to growing our game in the financial interests of all 42 member clubs. Our recently announced long-term broadcast contracts with Sky Sports, Premier Sports, BBC Scotland and MG ALBA from 2020 put the SPFL in a strong and confident position for the future.”

Neil Doncaster commented as the overall pot rose to £25 million. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)


Finishing second will secure a considerable financial boost just as the club look to dip into the transfer market.
When you consider the Gers managed to sign Glen Kamara for a reported £50k in January [Daily Record], this cash injection could go a long way.
However, if Gerrard wants tried and tested quality in the final third, such a signing may command all of this prize money and more.

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