Former Rangers star turned SPFL manager Kevin Thomson has fumed at the authorities after Kelty Hearts’ League Two clash with Elgin City was postponed on Tuesday.

The ex-Ibrox midfielder and regular RangersTV commentator left his role as Gers B team manager in May to replace Barry Ferguson as Kelty boss and so far, things are going extremely well.

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Former Rangers star Kevin Thomson has made an excellent start as Kelty manager but was left fuming by the authorities on Tuesday. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Fife club are unbeaten in their first season in the fourth tier and are seven points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand on closest challengers Forfar Athletic.

However, the 37-year-old was left fuming on Tuesday after Kelty were forced to travel for several hours in treacherous conditions caused by Storm Barra only for their evening clash with Elgin to be postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


The decision was confirmed by Elgin on Twitter less than two hours before the scheduled kick-off time and Thomson expressed his frustration in a tweet soon after.

The former Ibrox star was stunned that a decision hadn’t been made earlier given that the weather conditions were expected.

“Shambles asking part time players, take days off work, 6 days notice to travel through a yellow warning, 4 and half hours on bus to get called off!!” he wrote on Twitter.

“Some common sense would be nice to be part of the thinking behind scheduling.”

Thomson and co.’s next fixture is at home to Albion Rovers on Saturday and there could be a first start since October for former Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas, who recently became available again following wrist surgery.

Meanwhile, Rangers stunned a Netherlands youth international by recently pulling off a high-profile swoop.

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