John Bennett finally breaks Rangers silence to apologise to fans as Ibrox solution 'closing in'

John Bennett has apologised to Rangers fans over the Ibrox stand delays - but stopped short of offering a return date.

The club will be forced to play their first few 'home' games away from their stadium with a deal to play at Hampden closing in. Now the chairman has issued a statement as he said sorry to punters for the uncertainty they've faced as he thanked the SFA and SPFL for their support in working towards a solution.

The statement read: “First I’d like to apologise on behalf of the club for the uncertainty that this delayed project has caused to our season ticket holders, hospitality clients, partners and the wider support of this football club. The number of variables in this situation has made it extremely difficult to bring the one thing we all crave – certainty.

“Nevertheless, we are closing in on the most immediate solution - a suitable venue at which to fulfil our fixtures and house our support. While the ongoing delay means that the club is unable to fix a date for our return to Ibrox, we anticipate that this will become clearer upon delivery of the necessary materials to Glasgow.

“Rangers thanks the Scottish FA and the SPFL for their strong support in working to this solution. The club wholeheartedly appreciates the continued patience of our supporters while we work through this most trying of situations. I intend to give a fuller, personal update by the end of July.”