Rangers clash with Kilmarnock to go ahead after police assured over payment
Rangers' Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Kilmarnock looks set to go ahead as planned at Ibrox on Saturday.
There was an element of doubt over the fixture being played after the Scottish champions went into administration earlier and Strathclyde Police sought assurances they would be paid for policing the event.
However, talks between the police and administrators Duff and Phelps have resulted in assurances that payment for policing will be made.
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A Strathclyde Police spokesperson said: 'We have had a positive meeting with the administrators and received assurances about payment for the provision of police services at this weekend's match.
'We are working with the club and planning for the game as normal.'
Doubts were raised over the game when it was confirmed Rangers had appointed administrators to assume control of the running of the club, following a legal debate with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
An earlier statement from Strathclyde police read: 'Strathclyde Police is a public body and has a duty to make sure public resources are used appropriately.
'We are seeking an urgent meeting with the administrators to ensure that any payment for policing costs at future Rangers games is guaranteed.
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'Until we have such a guarantee we would not be in a position to commit public resources to policing an event unless we had a reassurance that our costs would be met.'
Rangers joint-administrator Paul Clark said: 'We have already spoken to the police and we have certain issues that we need to cover off with them, and we'll be speaking to all of the suppliers over the coming hours to ensure that Saturday's game does proceed.'