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Dundee to replace Rangers in SPL

Updated: Monday, 16 Jul 2012 16:34 | Comments

Dens Park will see SPL action next season
Dens Park will see SPL action next season

Dundee will be invited into the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season to replace Rangers, the SPL have confirmed.

Irn-Bru First Division runners-up Dundee were chosen ahead of relegated Dunfermline during the league's annual general meeting at Hampden today.

Rangers newco chief executive Charles Green and manager Ally McCoist arrived at Hampden ahead of the meeting.

But, despite reports of a possible U-turn in recent days, SPL clubs agreed to work towards the decision made by Scottish Football League clubs to put the Ibrox club in the Third Division.

An SPL statement read: "It was agreed that the SPL would work with the Scottish FA, SFL and Rangers to facilitate Rangers FC taking their place in SFL Division 3 this season.

"It was agreed that Dundee FC would be invited to fill the space vacated by Rangers FC in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League."

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