Rangers to appeal Neil Alexander’s contract win

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Rangers are set to appeal after Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander won a breach of contract claim against his former club and was awarded £84,000.

The 36-year-old spent five-and-a-half years at Ibrox before leaving in 2013, but he has been involved in an ongoing dispute with his former employers after claiming Rangers had reneged on a contractual agreement.

After the departure of first-choice goalkeeper Allan McGregor in 2012, Alexander, who duly stepped up from being understudy to No. 1, said he was entitled to receive an increase in wages and bonuses.

Aided by PFA Scotland and their lawyers, he provided evidence to this effect and won the case even though Rangers argued that McGregor did not leave the club under the terms of the pre-agreed contract with Alexander because he moved under TUPE regulations between the oldco and newco firms.

Rangers are expected to appeal the decision reached by an independent SPFL panel.