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United against 'newco' admission

United against 'newco' admission

Dundee United have joined with Hearts in publically opposing a Rangers 'newco' being allowed into the SPL.

Terrors chairman Stephen Thompson met supporters' representatives on Wednesday following numerous threats of non-season ticket renewal if the club voted in favour of the 'newco.'

A club statement was then released on United's official website which read: "Dundee United tonight met with Supporters' groups to discuss the newco situation prior to the all club vote on the proposal to transfer Rangers share on 4th July.

"Following what was a robust and constructive meeting, the Club's position on how we will vote was substantiated by the viewpoint of the various supporters groups. The meeting finished with all in agreement as to what the correct course of action would be.

"The Board of Directors of Dundee United are unequivocal in the belief that a form of sporting punishment must form part of the reasoning behind any decision made and, therefore, cannot vote the newco into the SPL. General sporting integrity and, more importantly, the integrity of Scottish football must also play a significant part in the decision making process. It is our belief that any form of sporting punishment must be unambiguous in the message it displays.

"The financial well being of the Club, both in the short and long term, must also be at the forefront of our thoughts. We would encourage our supporters to purchase season ticket books as a show of support to our Club. The Board of Directors will act in the best interest of Dundee United and our supporters and Scottish football on this matter. The financial consequences of not showing this support for our Club are extremely serious."

Rangers' consortium headed by Charles Green requires the support of seven rival clubs when the SPL finally vote on the issue on 4th July.

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