Ian Black desperate to make amends

17 September 2013 09:31

Ian Black is desperate for the chance to make amends at Rangers after admitting to betting against his own team.

The midfielder was banned for three matches - with a further seven games suspended until the end of the season - and fined £7,500 by the Scottish Football Association last week for breaching gambling rules.

The sanctions were handed down after Black admitted charges of betting on three football matches on his then-registered club not to win and betting on a further 10 football matches that involved his own club.

He also received a warning over bets on a further 147 football matches.

Black told RangersTV: "I've spoken to the boys and the manager and they know how I feel.

"I need to say sorry to the fans and I appreciate them backing me.

"I've always known they back their players and I just want to go out and give 100 per cent as soon as I'm available again."

Black acknowledged he is fortunate still to have a career with the club.

He added: "You break the rules so you've got to be fortunate to keep your job.

"That's where I've got to thank the board and the players and the staff who stood by me and gave me the chance.

Source: PA

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