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Smith: No end to Rangers financial crisis

Rangers boss Walter Smith has warned that the club's financial problems will heighten, even if they complete a domestic Treble, reports BBC Scotland. "It's not time for it at the present moment," he told BBC Scotland.

"But everything will not be all right at the end of the season. It will only get worse."

Rangers are heavily in debt and, while title rivals Celtic were able to bring in eight new players during January, Smith was unable to add to his squad.

"It doesn't take away from the fact that we have a problem," said Smith.

"I think you need to be blind to think we don't have a problem that for a team of our standing we should not have and my concern is that that will continue.

"We are only left to do what we have to do on the pitch and try as hard as we can and we are doing that.

"For whatever faults we all have, from myself all the way down through the players, they don't lack a desire to try as hard as they can to win the game and they are managing to do that.

"We are delighted to be in the final, but anybody who thinks it is going to get better in the summer is deluding themselves."

Rangers march on to face St Mirren in the final on 21 March and take on the same side in the Scottish Cup at the weekend as they continue their quest for a domestic clean-sweep.

"Trebles are never easy to win - I know that myself through past experience," said Smith.

"This spell that we're having and the problems we have, if we do take injuries, it could ruin the season for us, but that's in the background just now.

"We're enjoying the fact that we've got to the first cup final of the season and we'll look forward to that."

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