Smith admits there is some unknown at Rangers as takeover looms

The impending takeover of Rangers has manager Walter Smith a bit anxious with yet another day passing and no action taken.

The impending takeover of Rangers has manager Walter Smith a bit anxious with yet another day passing and no action taken.

The mooted deal involving current owner Sir David Murray and potential purchaser, businessman Craig Whyte, is still yet to be finalised with the latest reports saying that the process is still being undertaken whilst a dispute over a £2.8million tax receipt is also trying to be settled.

But Smith says it is slightly unsettling as he tries to focus his players on the job at hand which is reeling in league leaders Celtic.

“We’ve no knowledge of a timeframe. There has been no change from the weekend,” Smith said.

“It’s difficult. We don’t know what is going to happen so the boys are currently having to deal with two possible [scenarios]: with a new buyer, or without new buyer. So it is an awkward scenario.”

And Smith said there was also plenty of tension among the supporters after ‘Gers dropped vital points by losing 3-2 at home to Dundee United on Saturday.

“That tension is always there, it’s to do with the demands of the fans,” he added. “I don’t think that is changing much because of the takeover situation. We’re in it and we have to handle it. A lot of other teams have to handle similar situations, so we just need to get on with it.”

 
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