SPL - SPL block Cousin Rangers move

Fri, 17 Feb 18:41:00 2012

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has suffered yet another blow after the SPL rejected their attempt to sign striker Daniel Cousin.

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Rangers announced a deal had been done to sign free agent Cousin on Monday subject to international clearance, but they went into administration 24 hours later, triggering restrictions on registering players with the SPL. McCoist had hoped to play Cousin against Kilmarnock on Saturday but his plan was dashed by an SPL decision on Friday evening.

A statement read: "The SPL was at 3.26pm presented with a contract between Daniel Cousin and Rangers FC dated 17 February 2012, signed by the player and by Paul Clark, the joint administrator of The Rangers Football Club plc (in Administration)."

The statement added: "In terms of SPL rule A6.20, the consent of the board of the SPL was required for the registration of the player with the SPL. The board of the SPL declined to give that consent.

"Accordingly the player is not registered with the SPL and is not eligible to play in SPL matches.

"Rangers FC have the right to appeal this decision to the judicial panel of the Scottish FA."

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