Gibson eases Gers worries
Scottish Premier League,
Steve Gibson, who saved Middlesbrough from liquidation in 1986, says the situation with Rangers is the same and fans should not worry.
The Glasgow giants were liquidated this week after 140 years and a new company must now be formed, leading to anxiety from Rangers fans who want to hold on to the club's history.
But a new name must be given to the Scottish club as they seek to separate themselves from Rangers, whose assets are currently being sold off.
However, Boro chairman Gibson believes the change will not be too drastic, saying: "What happened with us in 1986 and is about to happen with Rangers is effectively the same. And my own view is, if the SPL allow Rangers to stay in the top-flight, nobody will notice any difference.
"With us the fabric of the club was still there. We still had Ayresome Park and our training ground. So for me it was just a technical change.
"In our case we could have actually saved the old club but we couldn't get agreement with the shareholders so Middlesbrough Football & Athletic Company was changed to Middlesbrough Football Club 1986."