St Johnstone midfielder Ali Crawford has joined Morton on loan until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old will spend the rest of the 2022-23 campaign with the Scottish Championship side.

He will join up with former Hamilton team-mate Dougie Imrie, whose side currently sits fourth in the second-tier of Scottish football.

Crawford joined the Saints in the summer of 2021 and has scored six goals and provided two assists across 49 appearances for the Perth club.

He has also previously had spells at Doncaster Rovers, Tranmere Rovers and Bolton.

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Meanwhile, supporter body Club 1872 are set to write to Rangers to try and initiate plans to bring safe standing to Ibrox Stadium. 

Members of the sixth largest shareholders of the Govan outfit have voted overwhelmingly in favour of safe standing being introduced. 

A poll on the introduction of safe standing found 83.85 per cent of members to be in favour, with just 16.15 per cent voting against. 

Rangers conducted a feasibility study into safe standing in the past but managing director Stewart Robertson revealed that the Covid pandemic curtailed the study early. 

A public protest from supporters at the time aimed to make the issue a priority, and now Club 1872 are looking to bring the idea to light once more.

A statement from the supporter body explained: “Guided by the wishes of our Contributors, the Club 1872 Board will now write to Rangers requesting an official update on the feasibility study the Rangers Executive Team carried out into safe standing prior to the Covid pandemic. 

“We will also immediately investigate how Club 1872 could assist in funding safe standing being introduced to Ibrox. Club 1872 has substantial funds available and would be willing to discuss providing these on the same basis as other major investors in RIFC, particularly for capital expenditure which prioritises the wishes of our Contributors and the wider support.” 

Ibrox currently has no safe standing areas, despite many supporters preferring to stand during matches. 

Across the city, Celtic supporter groups are aiming to introduce a full-standing end of Parkhead, with the aim of improving the atmosphere. 

The Green Brigade are currently housed in the North Curve section of the ground where 2,700 fans are given the option to stand at matches.  

Now organisers want to turn the Jock Stein stand into a standing zone of the stadium to allow for more fans to stand, much like Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall. 

Safe standing areas are common across Europe and similar sections are slowly filtering into the football scene in the UK.