Firstly, we recognise that it is a huge honour to represent our club and the Rangers fanbase across the world.
Over the course of the last week, we have both ensured that all our players understand our expectations when you are part of this great club.
The players involved have been left in no uncertain terms as to the standards that everyone here is expected to adhere to. It has been an extremely difficult week for those players following their admission of an error of judgement whilst dealing with the consequences of their actions.
Our internal discussions were supported by the immediate honesty shown by the players and an appreciation they fell well below the standards we expect at Rangers Football Club, day in and day out. Those standards form the foundation that we have set as a club in order to achieve our targets as a team.
The first-team squad players have now returned to Auchenhowie. We are both now satisfied that the players completely understand their obligations to our club and accept with sincerity the strong disciplinary sanctions that we have imposed upon them for letting us all down.
We accept their apologies to the club, their team mates and the fans, for whom we are forever grateful for their resolute support and loyalty.
Steven Gerrard - First Team Manager
Ross Wilson - Sporting Director
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