Templeton wants Scotland call

David Templeton believes his chances of a Scotland call-up have
been enhanced by the appointment of Gordon Strachan as manager.

Previous manager Craig Levein selected Rangers midfielder Ian
Black for the August friendly win over Australia, he had concerns
that players from the third tier of Scottish football could step up
to international level.

Rangers winger Templeton has never made a full Scotland squad,
but he hopes to be given a chance to shine under Strachan.

“Hopefully he’ll not shut the door on anyone here and if I’m
playing well it would be nice to think I might get a chance,” said
Templeton.

“With him being a winger himself, he might like that type of
player and if I play well hopefully I can get a chance.”

Meanwhile, the Rangers Fans Fighting Fund will underwrite any
legal costs incurred if it is deemed necessary to challenge the
potential stripping of SPL titles.

An independent commission chaired by Lord Nimmo Smith will begin
a hearing into alleged undisclosed payments made by Rangers to
players before the club went into liquidation.

The current Rangers regime are not co-operating with the inquiry
but the fans’ group, which raised more than #500,000 after the
oldco club went into administration, is standing by to fund any
potential appeal.

A spokesman for the fans’ group said: “It is absolutely crucial
that Rangers’ titles remain untouched.

“But because there has been a long-running campaign in the media
and within certain other clubs to punish Rangers, we must do
everything within our power to protect the club’s proud
history.

“Every fair-minded person knows where these titles belong and we
will not sit back and allow anyone to have them removed.”