About 600 Rangers fans gathered outside Ibrox before and after the abandoned Championship game against Hearts in a protest against the club's board.

In the snow, they chanted against shareholder Mike Ashley, who wants the stadium as security for a £10m loan, and the club's directors.

Rangers require emergency funding, with the club unable to pay January's wages.

Police Scotland say officers dealt with a disturbance outside the ground but there were no details of arrests.

The protest came after news that Newcastle United and Sports Direct owner Ashley had offered a £10m loan, but wanted Ibrox Stadium and the Murray Park training ground as security for it.

The protest at Ibrox

Fans want to see a change in personnel in the Rangers boardroom

Rangers had previously said they would never allow Ibrox to be used as security against a loan.

Ashley owns 8.92% of the shares but his attempt to increase that stake to almost 30% was rejected by the Scottish Football Association.

The consortium comprising Douglas Park, George Letham and George Taylor, which owns 20% of Rangers, has said it will increase its offer of £5m in funding to avoid the board opting for Ashley's cash.

"Rangers fans, including ourselves, do not want Ibrox given over as security to anyone," said a spokesman for the consortium, which wants two board positions in exchange for the cash.

"There is absolutely no need when there are people ready and committed to offer more-than-adequate funding, while at the same time protecting the stadium."

Prior to kick-off on Friday, news emerged that Dave King, who owns 15% of the shares, had lodged paperwork calling for a general meeting to remove all four directors from the Rangers board.

The South Africa-based businessman, who owns 15% of the club, wants a board comprising fellow ex-director Paul Murray and John Gilligan, an ex-vice-chair of the Rangers Supporters Trust.

King is seeking the removal of David Somers, James Easdale, Derek Llambias and Barry Leach.