Dundee United have struck a further blow to the newco Rangers being accepted into the Clydesdale Bank Premier League by indicating they will join Hearts in voting against the proposal.

Rangers require an 8-4 majority for the newco to be included in the top flight next season when all 12 Scottish Premier League clubs - including Rangers - vote on the issue at the general meeting on July 4.

In a statement on Thursday night, Dundee United said after discussing the situation with supporters' groups, they reached the conclusion that the sporting integrity of the competition required the newco Rangers not to be included.

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