Rangers' Elgin trip off

  • Last Updated: November 23 2012, 18:20 GMT

Rangers' Irn-Bru Third Division game against Elgin has been

Ally McCoist: Has expressed his disappointment

postponed because too many tickets were sold.

The Light Blues were set to travel north for Sunday's lunch-time clash at Borough Briggs.

However, the Ibrox club have confirmed the match is off due to "circumstances completely outwith Rangers Football Club's control".

A statement from the Scottish Football League read: "Following today's pre-ops meeting for the above match, it has come to light that there has been a substantial oversale of tickets for this fixture and Elgin City Football Club could not confirm the exact number of tickets which have been sold for this match.

"Therefore, on the grounds of public safety and in close consultation with all parties, this match has now been postponed.

"Further information regarding tickets which have been sold will be provided as quickly as possible.

"Elgin City FC would like to apologise sincerely for this disappointing outcome.

"The SFL will conduct a full investigation into the circumstances."

Elgin's apology has been accepted by Rangers, however manager Ally McCoist expressed his disappointment at the postponement.

He said: "We are disappointed the match has been called off at such short notice and I know Elgin are as well.

"This was due to circumstances outwith our control but we were informed a short time ago that there was no way the match could go ahead on safety grounds.

"I am sure this is a huge disappointment to our supporters, who have purchased match tickets and arranged travel in good faith.

"Elgin City have apologised to the club and we accept their apology but I feel for our fans."


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