McGlynn: Rangers exit is cash blow for Livingston

John McGlynn. Picture: Dan Phillips
John McGlynn. Picture: Dan Phillips
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Livingston manager John McGlynn has revealed that the club’s directors “must be wondering what they have done wrong” after Alloa and not Rangers made it into the final of the Petrofac Training Cup.

Cash-strapped Livingston, who booked their place in the final two months ago with a penalty shoot-out win against Stranraer, were hoping that the Ibrox club would make it through to the final so that a bigger crowd would be in attendance, thus generating extra revenue. However, Alloa came back from 2-0 down to prevail 3-2 in Wednesday’s other semi-final against the Gers. The Clackmannanshire club have a core following of less than 1000, meaning that a small attendance is anticipated for the match on April 5.

“I’m sure the directors must be wondering what they have done wrong,” said McGlynn. “It seems like nothing is going right for them at the moment.

“The directors will have expected Rangers to make the final, as I think most people did ahead of the match – and especially when they were leading 2-0.

“It would have been a wee boost to the finances and, in one way, there will be a sense of disappointment that we are not playing Rangers from a monetary point of view.”