Rangers boss Michael Beale has been addressing the state of the Hampden pitch as one Rangers media partner sends a warning ahead of the League Cup Final with Celtic.
There is plenty of scrutiny on the Hampden pitch following the ViaPlay Cup semi-finals, where both Michael Beale and Ange Postecoglou bemoaned the surface.
Rangers had to play Aberdeen on something of a cabbage patch being the second game on the pitch within 24 hours and the situation was so bad the SFA and SPFL issued a joint-Hampden statement at full-time.
Blaming the surface on poor weather conditions, there was a promise that things would improve in time for the Final.
Scrutiny on Hampden pitch ahead of Rangers Celtic Final
However, leading Rangers fan media outlet Four Lads Had a Dream have claimed the surface is still “threadbare” ahead of the showpiece Final.
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The Ibrox media partners were at the national stadium for the official ViaPlay press conference and warned supporters that the situation “doesn’t look great”.
Rangers manager Michael Beale was also asked about the Hampden pitch as part of that presser and hopes that the situation with the surface won’t have an adverse impact on the game.
The Ibrox manager is also praying for some good weather in Glasgow ahead of the League Cup Final with Celtic.
“When we were there before, unfortunately us and Aberdeen were the third and fourth teams to play that weekend and unfortunately the weather didn’t help,” said Michael Beale [Rangers].
“There’s no one playing before us this weekend, it’s clear there’s been a lot of work done on the pitch as well. It’s going to be a big factor in the game and hopefully it will allow the game to be as good a spectacle as it can be.”
Rangers are heading into the match with a series of injury doubts but the club’s manager remains in buoyant mood with both sides of the Old Firm in fine form heading into the game.
With Malik Tillman officially a doubt, there’s another reason why the Bayern loanee won’t want to miss this game.