Dundee to replace Rangers in SPL
Dundee will take the place of Rangers in the Scottish Premier League (SPL) next season it was confirmed today. Glasgow giants Rangers were expelled from the top-flight following months of financial problems that saw the 140-year-old club enter administration.
Friday saw the 54-time champions dropped into the Third Division of the Scottish Football League, the fourth tier of Scottish football. Following an SFL meeting Monday, a statement said: "It was agreed that Dundee FC would be invited to fill the space vacated by Rangers FC in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League."
Dundee, runners-up in the First Division, were competing with Dunfermline, relegated from the SPL last season, for a place in next term's top flight.