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Neil Doncaster vows to help Rangers over Ibrox delays and says he's impressed by chairman John Bennett

Neil Doncaster has revealed the SPFL will be "as flexible as possible" where Rangers' Ibrox stand delays are concerned.

The Light Blues confirmed earlier this morning that their opening few fixtures are likely to be impacted as work on the Copland Stand continues following hold ups and shipment issues which forced them to draw up contingency plans ahead of the new campaign.

Games against the likes of Motherwell and Ross County could be played at Murrayfield amid ongoing talks to find a new venue but SPFL chief Doncaster explained how the governing body will try and accommodate the club as best they can while keeping sporting integrity at the forefront.

"Unfortunately these things do happen," he told Sky Sports. "I used to run a club and we had to build a stand, I worked very closely with the league to ensure our fixtures went ahead with only three parts of the ground available. Now the fixtures are out we'll be liaising with Rangers. Obviously they've got a far better handle on the works than we do and we'll do our best to work with them to try and get them through what's clearly a difficult situation."

Doncaster also commended Ibrox chairman John Bennett for his attempts to rebuild relationships across the board after years of a more combative approach from the Glasgow giants.

He added: "We've been very impressed with the way the new chairman John Bennett has tried to strengthen relationships across the game and we'll certainly be looking to work with him and his team to be as flexible as we can be whilst being fair to everyone else."