Dundee Football Club have been announced as the club who will replace Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.
The decision came about at the SPL’s annual meeting today. This means Dunfermline’s hopes of a U-Turn on their relegation have been taken away from them. 
The SPL fixture list left places for a Club 12 in the league after Rangers were liquidated and removed from the league. The former giants will now start life under a new company in Division 3 although the blood of the club still pumps through the vains of Ibrox.
There are some issues with the fixture list as rivals Dundee United will be playing at home on the same day as Dundee so they will have to be altered.
SPL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster today said that the decision to chose Dundee was one done on “purely on sporting integrity” and that Dundee where the “overwhelming” choice from the other clubs.
Dundee finished second in the First Division last season. Close? Not quite. They ended up 24 points behind Ross County. A recent loss to Rivals Dundee United in a packed out friendly meant that in the loss of one derby, we see another come to life again.
Dundee will start SPL life in away to Kilmarnock on 4th August whilst the Rangers Newco will take Dundee’s place in the Ramsden’s Cup.
Airdrie United , who missed out on promotion in the play-offs , will replace Dundee in the First Division.
Dunfermline are looking to take legal action as they believe they should be the club replacing Rangers  although they would not be the popular vote as last season they were very poor and showed little fight and determination in any attempt to stave off relegation .

Scot Gardiner , the Dundee Chief Executive said: “We were always confident that, on sporting merit, it would be us, but we have been in limbo for a few weeks and, only now, can we start to plan properly for the SPL. We have a very good squad of players and can now add to that squad.”

By Simon Bienkowski
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