Wallace and Miller welcome successful appeal over Rangers sanctions

Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller have welcomed the decision to uphold their appeal against sanctions imposed by Rangers following an alleged dressing room bust-up with former boss Graeme Murty.

The Scottish Professional Football League announced the pair’s appeals against financial penalties had been successful on Thursday.

Wallace was fined the maximum four weeks’ wages and Miller was also punished with a two-week fine following the alleged incident after the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Celtic in April.

Now the pair’s solicitor Margaret Gribbon has released a brief statement on behalf of both players.

The Professional Footballers Association Scotland solicitor, who represented the players at their SPFL hearing, said: “My clients welcome the League’s decision and are grateful to PFA Scotland for their support.”

Wallace and Miller found themselves in the firing line from Ibrox chiefs amid reports of an angry dressing room row with Murty following yet another humiliating defeat at the hands of their Parkhead foes. Both were banished from Murty’s squad before being hit with their financial penalties.

Wallace remains a Rangers player but his only involvement under new boss Steven Gerrard this season was a brief 30 second run-out in last month’s 3-3 draw at Motherwell.

Miller was allowed to leave Gers when his contract expired in June. He is now playing at Dundee following a brief seven-week spell as Livingston player-manager.

Confirming their successful appeal, the SPFL said in a statement: “On June 6, Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller submitted appeals to the SPFL against findings of misconduct brought against them by Rangers.

“The players appealed that the process utilised by the club in arriving at the decision to sanction them had been unfair.

“Their appeals were heard by an independent tribunal on August 13, 14 and 15.

“After due consideration, the independent tribunal has decided to uphold both appeals.

“The players and the club have been informed of the decision.”

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