ALEX RAE, the former Rangers midfielder, has predicted further off-field turmoil for the Ibrox club in the coming season.

While he insists Ally McCoist's squad have more than enough to win the SPFL Championship, Rae believes fans have reason to be concerned over the lack of assurances from the board over the future of the club's Murray Park training ground, with directors resisting calls to guarantee they will not launch a fundraising sale.

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Thousands of supporters have withheld from buying season tickets without guarantees - with the latest update from the club revealing only about half of last season's 34,000 books had been renewed. The club lost £3.7m in the first half of last season and had just £3.5m in the bank at the turn of the year. "I think the fact there's 17,000 season tickets, that probably wouldn't see them through to the summer," said Rae. "It would be interesting to see if the club can categorically give assurances about Murray Park and Ibrox.

"It's a very simple thing, if they give assurances, I'm sure there would be an uplift on tickets."