Mike Ashley's offer of an emergency loan looks to have been deliberately timed, coming just a day after Dave King flew back to South Africa having failed to broker his own deal with the Rangers board, reports Sky Sports News HQ's Charles Paterson.
Sky Sports understands that Mike Ashley is proposing an emergency loan offer to Rangers in exchange for a guarantee of positions on the club board.
Rangers have no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday's Scottish Championship trip to Dumbarton.
Dave King has failed to reach an agreement with the Rangers board over his proposed £16m cash injection into the Scottish Championship club.
Nicky Clark is disappointed not to be starting more games at Rangers, but considers competition for places to be a good thing.
Dave King has stepped up his bid to gain control of Rangers by holding talks with one of the club's major shareholders, Sky Sports understands.
Ally McCoist admits Richard Foster must learn to bite his tongue after the Rangers defender was involved in a heated exchange with his own supporters at East Fife.
Rangers reached the semi-finals of the Petrofac Training Cup with a 2-0 win over East Fife.