ALLY McCOIST confirmed that he has spoken with American bidder Bill Miller this week and was impressed following the conversation.

McCoist was speaking after his side beat St Mirren 3-1, a match in which the supporters at Ibrox showed their views on liquidation with a red-card display.

The Rangers boss admits he understands where the club’s supporters are coming from and remains encouraged that a CVA can be achieved.

He said: “I can totally understand where the fans are coming from because it’s the feeling of certainly the vast majority of fans and indeed everybody within the football club.

“I think there is still encouragement to be taken from the fact that there is a distinct possibility that we can come out of administration through a CVA.

“That is, as you saw today, what nearly everybody wants and that’s still got a good chance, although there is still obviously the threat of liquidation which would certainly not be the desired option of the majority of Rangers fans.

“I spoke to Bill Miller last night for the best part of an hour which was very encouraging. 

“I got the feeling that he obviously wants what is best for the club, which is the most important thing.

“I had a good chat with him and he asked me one or two questions about the club and the next obvious step would be that we meet.

“I think that would be the case if the administrators give him preferred status, and I could certainly fly over to the States.

“He also said there is still the possibility of a CVA which he would prefer, but he is aware of the fact that liquidation might be a route.

“But there is no way that he told me that liquidation was the route that he wanted to go down.

“He was extremely enthusiastic and extremely positive in what he wants to do and what hopes and plans and ideas he has for the club moving forward.

“It’s difficult when you haven’t met somebody, but having spoken to Bill at great length I would have to say I was very impressed, so if and when the time comes I would look forward to meeting him.”

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