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Vote was a kick in the teeth for Brora Rangers says manager and former Ross County player


By Alasdair Fraser

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BRORA Rangers player-manager Steven Mackay called the SPFL’s vote against league reconstruction a “kick in the teeth” for his club and Kelty Hearts, blaming self-interest among members.

Pat Munro North of Scotland Cup Final, Mosset Park Forres...Brora Rangers v Inverness Caley Thistle..The winning team...Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No..
Pat Munro North of Scotland Cup Final, Mosset Park Forres...Brora Rangers v Inverness Caley Thistle..The winning team...Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No..

But while the 26-16 decision blocks the Highland League champions’ rise into the national ranks this year, Mackay is vowing to do all he can to make sure Brora come roaring back for another crack next season.

The ambitious Sutherland side would have become Scotland’s farthest-flung league outpost and Mackay is convinced lower league outfits were living in fear of their progression.

The 38-year-old former Ross County midfielder said: “We did what was asked of us at the start of the season in order to try and reach the Scottish leagues.

“There is little else we could have done. It is a real kick in the teeth for us and for Kelty.

“We understood why the play-offs were cancelled, for the right reasons, but we had hoped the sensible view would have been that no club should come out of this unprecedented situation any worse off.

“That’s not the case for us or Kelty and it’s not the case for Hearts, Partick Thistle or Stranraer.

“I think Brechin City (bottom of League Two) are very lucky. They got away unscathed in this situation."

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