SFL chairman David Longmuir has spoken about the decision taken by the SFL to allow Rangers a place in Division Three.
Chairmen of the SFL clubs voted to first allow Rangers a place in the SFL structure, and then overwhelming voted to place the club in the fourth tier of Scottish football.
Speaking about the decision, Longmuir said that the associate clubs had acted in the interest of the integrity of the sport.
He said: "The decision that was taken today was to permit Rangers to become an associate member of the Scottish Football League and to be willing to allow them to play in the Third Division, and it was taken in the best interests of sporting fairness."
"The restructure plans that we have in place but also protect our sporting fairness.
"I think the opportunity that was announced today shows that we did what was right in terms of sporting fairness. It's the fundamental principle of sport, and in particular our national game."
Longmuir now says that the decision must be ratified by the SFA, but that he hopes the decision can finally draw a line under the issue.
He concluded: "Some events need to happen over the next few days for that to happen, and I would urge those who are making those decisions to allow that to happen."
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