Eagle-eyed Rangers fans reckon the launch of the club’s 4th kit is imminent after a series of changes appeared on the Ibrox side’s online store.
Gers fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the club’s final kit of the season as Rangers and Castore combine to celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary.
So far there have been mixed reviews regarding all three of the tops so far released with the home jersey’s gold styling polarising fans, the black away top very much marmite, and the purple effort much the same.
Despite the conjecture, Rangers fans broke kit sale records in the summer with a quarter of a million jerseys being sold by August [Rangers].
Whilst there’s no inclination as to what this year’s 150th-anniversary fourth kit could be, fans have noticed changes on the club website which suggest a launch is imminent.
Popular Twitter user Michael Seafarer pointed out that a fourth kit section had been added to the website – before being removed – whilst there was also some information regarding the launch.
I notice this section has been added to the Rangers Store site. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/rU2PCYIuJr
— 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 (@SeafarerMichael) October 10, 2021
— 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 (@SeafarerMichael) October 11, 2021
The information reads:
“The all-new Rangers anniversary jersey has now launched in-store and online.
“Celebrate 150 years of Rangers history with this shirt that takes design inspiration from the classic 1872 jersey.
“History meets excellence in design – offering exceptional technical quality and clinical design detail.”
Whilst we don’t want to speculate over the release too much it’s clear from a Rangers fan point of view which top they’d like to see replicated.
The club’s 150th anniversary is a unique opportunity to release a version of the famous Gallant Pioneers jersey which is a white top with a blue star.
Happy Father's Day to the Gallant Pioneers, progenitors of our Club. 150 years and the family is going strong. 🔴⚪🔵 pic.twitter.com/TzGbbzlosK
— TII (@thisisibrox) June 20, 2021
So I’ve finished my version of this iconic picture of the gallant pioneers.@Wilf1872 @BillRockSport @EwenDCameron @TomCommentator @RangersFranky @RangersFACTS @Allthingsgers @GersFamily @RangersObserver @Follow_Follow_ @GrandmasterSuck @william_wallace @andycameron1940 pic.twitter.com/gI0ioqEa5R
— Andy The Photo Dr ♿️ 🏴 (@andythephotoDr) September 6, 2018
Whilst Rangers never wore the jersey in a competitive game, it remains an iconic one amongst supporters who’d love a modern recreation.
This 150th anniversary 4th kit should be an absolute belter, everyone can easily picture how it should look.
Sadly, I'm not confident at all that Castore will do it properly pic.twitter.com/ECn4PAiGZM
— Pena Cartel (@PenaCartel) October 11, 2021
Please Castore make this kit and I’ll love you forever. https://t.co/t54HreD8fN
— Josh F 🇬🇧🇩🇪 (@Joshuafry2310) October 11, 2021
It’s a MUST https://t.co/tnPf7Bz64H
— Jack Rogers 55 (@Jack1872rogers) October 11, 2021
Any other 4th kit is wrong https://t.co/JAwiSbVqT8
— Owen (@OJB72) October 11, 2021
OK Mr Rangers, only one way to rescue the situation here…
Inspired by our Gallant Pioneers
(Not massively interested if we actually wore a white top with blue star or not) pic.twitter.com/1rYqLaDbPh
— 🇬🇧 Scottie 🇹🇭 (@ksc4273) July 23, 2021
Whatever the case, if Castore can get it right with this kit Rangers will reap the benefits with fans desperate to get their hands on a special 150th anniversary jersey.
Speaking of Castore, read more about how the retailer will be rubbing their hands after a £305m takeover south of the border.