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Bury blast Gers claim.

BURY have scotched suggestions they could be bought by Rangers and moved to Glasgow.

Reports claim former Sheffield United chief executive Charles Green's consortium, who took over Rangers last week, have looked into the possibility of acquiring the League I club.

Because Rangers are in liquidation, they could lose their Scottish Premier League place and have to drop to Division III with the likes of Berwick, East Stirling and Stranraer.

It's believed Green is considering the possibility of taking up Bury's fixtures - and playing home games at Ibrox not Gigg Lane.

Both Rangers and Celtic have expressed an interest in switching South of the border in the past.

But the latest reports have not gone down well with Bury directors.

They issued a statement saying: "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 fans of this fact."

While Bury look forward to opening the season with a home game against Brentford on August 18, massive uncertainty continues to surround Rangers.

Green will discover on July 4 whether his new company will be granted entry into the SPL when the 12 member clubs - including old company Rangers - meet to vote on the issue. An 8:4 majority is required.

Green and his investors completed the purchase of the business and assets of Rangers for pounds 5.5m eight days ago after failure to secure a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in order to exit administration consigned the 139-year-old club to liquidation.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 22, 2012
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