Jim Traynor, the former Daily Record sports journalist, has been appointed as Rangers' new director of communications.

Owner Charles Green said in a statement on the club's website: "James will be head of media and oversee the development of all media platforms including Rangers TV, digital, online and print publications.His appointment will take effect from early next year.

"He joins Rangers following a distinguished journalistic career with The Herald, Express and Daily Record newspapers as well as being a presenter with the BBC."

Earlier this week, Traynor, 59, wrote his final Record column, bemoaning the demise of journalism in Scotland and attacking some online commentators.