Cork City don't want possible Europa League clash with Rangers moved
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Cork City don't want possible Europa League clash with Rangers moved

Cork City want Rangers to visit their tiny Turners Cross stadium should the two sides meet in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.
The Gers could face a short trip across the Irish Sea after being drawn to, potentially, face the Irish minnows if Steven Gerrard’s side can get past Kosovans Prishtina or St Josephs of Gibraltar in the first round.

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Turners Cross only holds 7485 spectators and, should the sides meet, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see that number exceeded from Glasgow alone.

Cork’s chairman insists that his side want the game to go ahead in Cork rather than face being moved across the country to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

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As things stand, we have the category licence to play our second round game in Turner’s Cross,” said Cork City chairman Declan Carey, as quoted by the Irish Examiner.

“Unless we’re told otherwise by our regulators, the FAI and UEFA, our plans are to stay in Turner’s Cross and play our European games there as much as we can.
“Obviously plans can change but Turner’s Cross is our home ground and that’s where we feel we’ll perform our best in Europe.”
Liverpool’s huge support in Ireland will also mean Gers boss Steven Gerrard’s history with the Anfield club will no doubt attract fans who want to catch a glimpse of the Scouse icon.

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If the game does go ahead in Cork, Rangers are looking at an allocation of only a few hundred tickets for supporters travelling across.
With more than that number travelling across the Irish Sea to Scotland every week to watch Gerrard’s side in action, briefs are going to be in short supply at Turners Cross if the sides do end up meeting.