Ibrox side come up with cunning plan.
Rangers in audacious bid to buy Bury and play in English league
Troubled Scottish club Rangers are said to be considering an audacious plan to buy League 1 club Bury and take on their fixtures for the coming season.
The financially-burdened club were bought last week by Charles Green for £6 million, but remain in liquidation, and this is said to be one of the options being discussed ahead of the new season.
Rangers are keen to avoid starting the new campaign lower down the Scottish pyramid and the Sun reports that they are lining up a bid for the Greater Manchester club.
Should the plan come to fruition, it would see Rangers take up Bury’s fixtures starting with a home game, at Ibrox, against Brentford on August 18th.
Surely this is not actually feasible, is it? If it were this simply for either of the Old Firm to nab a place in the English football pyramid then surely they would have done so decades ago.
This could of course be poppycock but if it’s not then Bury may well worry for their future.
It could prove financially far more viable for Rangers to enter the English league structure in the third tier than to remain in their current form outside the SPL. Even if the Ibrox side were to remain in the Scottish top tier there is probably a brighter future in England even in the lower leagues, such is the financial mire that is Scottish football at present.
We are pretty sure that UEFA may well have a thing or two to say about a Scottish based side moving from one football association to another, even if it were an enforced decision brought on by a side’s liquidation.