THE Greenock Rangers Supporters' Club has come under attack from vandals spraying sectarian abuse on their building.

Fed up members have hit out after the Lyle Street premises were targeted yet again from yobs - this time leaving them £1,500 out of pocket.

Sectarian and pro-IRA slogans and other messages were daubed on the Bank Street building last weekend.

A Greenock Rangers spokeswoman said: "Some of it is just disgusting and it is totally unacceptable.

"We have been targeted before and we don't make a fuss.

"I am also worried about the safety of our staff.

"Someone has to lock up the club and these kinds of people are hanging about doing this when someone leaves the club.

"But we are just fed up being targeted in this way.

"Unfortunately it is a typical west of Scotland problem.

"I know it is not just our club who are affected by this.

"We have been in this community for 50 years and we have a good relationship with our neighbours.

"They don't want to look at that out of their windows, it really brings down the tone of the area.

"Our club is used throughout the week by different groups of all persuasions."

Now the club is counting the cost of cleaning up the walls.

The spokeswoman added: "As we all know it is not easy to keep a social club going.

"This will put a real dent in our finances to clean this up.

"We are open most days and we have pensioners who rely on coming in here every day."

Police are appealing for help from the public to catch those responsible for the string of abusive messages running along the walls of the building.

It took place sometime between Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Greenock police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.