Rumours suggesting that Rangers were planning to buy Bury FC and start again in English football’s League One are being rubbished by the Greater Manchester side.
The Glasgow giants have been at the centre of much-publicised financial woes which could see them voted out of the SPL and relegated to the Scottish Football League Division Three.
But any rumours of a move south of the border to Bury have been dismissed by the Shakers’ board of directors.
“Whilst investment into Bury Football Club is always welcome, any offer of investment will only be viewed at taking the club forward in its only one guise possible – based in the town of Bury, and as Bury Football Club.
“Bury FC is a proud historical club, and as such proudly represents the town, community, people, and above all supporters of Bury.
“The directors of Bury FC place the integrity and morality of the club, and football as a whole, way above and beyond any possible financial gain, and as such wish to reassure all Shakers fans of this fact.”
The Ibrox club were bought by a consortium led by Charles Green for £5.5m last week after it was confirmed that the club’s creditors rejected a Company Voluntary Agreement proposal resulting in its liquidation.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen have joined Dundee United and Hearts in publicly announcing their intent to vote against the Rangers newco entering the SPL next season.
Green’s group need an 8-4 majority (including themselves) to gain entry to the 2012/13 season with other rival clubs yet to make their voting intentions public.