Alex Salmond hails ‘battling spirit’ of Sandy Jardine

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has hailed Sandy Jardine’s “battling spirit” in his fight against cancer.

The 63-year-old former Rangers player remains in hospital after having a tumour removed from his liver on Friday.

Jardine,63, made over 500 Rangers appearances and later played for and managed Hearts. He also won 38 Scotland caps.

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Mr Salmond said: “Sandy was a tenacious character on the pitch and I am sure he will bring that same battling spirit to fighting his illness”.

In a statement issued on behalf of the star, he said: “I would like to thank everyone for their best wishes and kind support.This is a difficult time for me and my family and I ask that you respect our privacy.”

Rangers say they will support Jardine and his family throughout his treatment.