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Gav looks at positives.

Gretna survivor Gavin Skelton reckons Rangers' players will form closer bonds as a result of administration at Ibrox.

Skelton was skipper at the Raydale club when it plunged into administration and passed in to the history books in 2008.

He admits the situation is heartbreaking for the Ibrox men but reckons some positives could emerge from the crisis.

Now with Conference side Barrow, Gav said: "Gretna were a village team while Rangers are an institution - but there are a few similarities. The stress and pressure of not knowing the future is something every player will have to endure.

"One positive, and this could probably happen at Rangers, was that it brought us all closer together at the club.

"And it took pressure off our results and performances which had been poor. It was a relief. Playing became enjoyable again.

"It was our release from the situation -you could go out and play and forget.

"It didn't stop us worrying though. The worst thing for the players is not knowing what is happening. It is heartbreaking."
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 26, 2012
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