Referee Deadman in the clear

Midfielder Fraser Aird could return for Rangers in the Irn-Bru

Third Division clash with Montrose after time out with a fractured


Ross Perry returned to training on Friday after hernia surgery

but is not ready, while Kane Hemmings is still building up his

fitness after a knee injury.

Defenders Emilson Cribari (calf) and Sebastien Faure (both

hernia) remain on the sidelines and manager Ally McCoist will have

to decide whether to risk David Templeton on the artificial pitch

at Links Park weeks after the player returned from an ankle injury

sustained on a similar surface at Annan.

Deadman was accused by Shrimpers fans of raising two fingers in

their direction while appearing to rub the back of his head during

the goalless draw at Fleetwood in League Two last Saturday.

The alleged incident at the Highbury Stadium came midway through

the first half while the match official was standing over striker

Britt Assombalonga as he received treatment from the club’s


But an FA statement read: “Following an allegation that referee

Darren Deadman made an offensive gesture at supporters during the

League Two match between Fleetwood Town and Southend United on

December 8 2012, The FA reviewed video footage and was satisfied

that there was insufficient evidence to support the claim.

“Therefore, The FA can confirm that no action is required.”