Rangers' sporting director Ross Wilson is adamant the Ibrox club have plenty of pals in the Scottish game, despite the recent civil war which engulfed the SPFL.

Gers demanded an independent investigation into the SPFL over the recent voting resolution to call a halt to the season, ultimately crowning Celtic champions and relegating Hearts. They also called for the suspension of Neil Doncaster and were said to have a dossier of evidence to support claims from around the leagues of alleged bullying and corruption.

Wilson insists the club were well within their rights to voice their opinion and he has no regrets about standing by what they believed to be correct for their club at the time. And he claims the Light Blues' relationship with other clubs around the country has not been negatively affected.

"The SPFL will tell you themselves," he told takSPORT. "It's a members' organisation, a group of clubs and from our perspective our number one priority is Rangers always. But our relationship with other clubs is very good. We don't have any issue with that.

“We highlighted and raised some issues, we as a club we felt passionately about and we stand by them. In this day in age it's good for a club to have an opinion and they should stick by that.

“Our relationship with other clubs is strong and we will be delighted to keep building them as we move forward. We have plenty of friends in the game. What's been said has been said, we stand by what we said as a club and we move on."

Issues off the field have not been Wilson's priority with Steven Gerrard's men desperate to prevent fierce rivals Celtic from lifting 10 in a row next season. The former Southampton and Falkirk man has his work cut out, however, with a serious gulf in finance still working against Rangers.

Ianis Hagi recently put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Ibrox - the first of potentially many new signings in the door this summer - with the deal said to be worth around £3million. But while Wilson admits he is under no illusions of the difference in cash flow between Glasgow's two biggest sides, he insists chairman Douglas Park and the board will continue to back Gerrard and his staff in the transfer window in a bid to wrestle the title away from the Hoops.

Wilson added: ""We spent time outside the Scottish Premiership which was unprecedented and as a result spent time out of European football as well. We all know the revenues that can be generated from the Europa League and Champions League.

"As a result, that clearly puts us on a different financial platform. But we are backed here by Douglas Park, Dave King and the board of directors and investors. They have been really open to constantly wanting to improve the club. We recognise where the club has been and the huge task to build the club back to where it wants to be.

"Steven and I get on well as we are very similar. We are constantly trying to drive each other forward every single day. We are trying to keep our foot on the gas to develop and make Rangers better.“We are all behind Steven here and we are all really enjoying working with him.

"We are delighted he is enjoying being the Rangers manager and the pressure and intensity that comes with that."

The likes of Saido Berahino and Jordon Ibe are among the list of players linked with Gers in recent times. But Wilson refused to be drawn on any names. He laughed: "I'm not going to name any names but one thing I will say is I'm always amazed at the amount of names linked with Rangers. There's a significantly more number of names linked with us than any club I've ever been involved in before. And hardly any of them are ever right."