After Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace won their appeal against the club yesterday, Rangers could have to pay a six-figure sum.
The duo put in a claim against the club for unfair disciplinary action taken against them after a defeat to Celtic last season. The pair weren’t happy with then Rangers manager Graeme Murty, and got into a row with him.
Both were immediately suspended and forced to pay a fine to the club as a result.
But after both put in an appeal against the treatment, Rangers are now set to be hit with a fine of their own. It’s believed that Wallace and Miller both want the fine they were dished out to be paid back in full.
Rangers are apparently furious with the decision. A three-day hearing at Hampden back in August took the case in before providing their verdict just yesterday.
It’s unsure whether this has had a big effect on Wallace’s current situation with regards to playing time.
Miller has already left the club and is plying his trade with Dundee at the moment. But Wallace is certainly still looking to find his way back into the squad.
At this stage, that would seem highly unlikely. The left-back now has too much bad blood to continue playing for Rangers. Demanding a fine from them will only add to that.
Steven Gerrard currently has Borna Barisic and Jon Flanagan available to play at left-back. With supporters keen on both of them, it would appear that Wallace’s chances are highly-restricted.
The only positive for Rangers to come out of this is the fact the club can now move on from the matter. The whole affair has been an ugly and unnecessary scenario for Rangers to have to deal with.
Both Wallace and Miller had been good servants to the club, but it’s been a sour end to both player’s time at Ibrox.
Rangers’ qualification to the Europa League also means that their fine isn’t as hard-hitting as it could’ve been. The club raked in £10million from their qualifying success, but the saga still leaves a bad taste in Rangers’ mouth.