Opposition post encouraging update ahead of tomorrow night's match
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Cowdenbeath successfully cover pitch ahead of Rangers Scottish Cup tie

Tomorrow night, Rangers take on League Two outfit, Cowdenbeath, in the Scottish Cup.
The Fourth Round tie takes place at Central Park, where the supporters haven’t had much to cheer in recent seasons.
The Miners were a Championship club just four seasons ago.
Now, they are in the fourth tier, a league they have finished bottom of for the last two seasons.
Things aren’t quite so bleak this campaign, as they currently sit in a respectable fourth.

Ex-Rangers player Gary Bollan, has helped turn things around. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

They are still a long way from where they would like to be, though.
Despite the recent hard times, they were still able to call on a small army of volunteers yesterday afternoon, as they look to ensure tomorrow night’s fixture goes ahead.
With temperatures dropping considerably overnight, there are concerns that frost could lead to a postponement.
Therefore, covers have been laid over the playing area, to give the best chance of keeping the conditions at bay.


It’s yet another sign of the gulf between these two sides.
Rangers will come into this fixture fresh off the back of a week of warm weather training at top quality facilities in Tenerife.
A luxury Gary Bollan’s men could only dream of.
Likewise, had this tie been at Ibrox, undersoil heating would deal with any frost as a matter of course.
It’s a monumental task for the League Two outfit tomorrow night. But, by the looks of yesterday’s efforts, they are more than willing to give it a go.

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