Rangers fans have rejoiced after details were released for the Scottish Cup quarter-final clash against Hearts at the end of the month.
The club confirmed the news via a tweet from the official club account on Friday afternoon. The game is to be played at Tynecastle on Saturday 29th February with a 17:30 kick-off and will be televised by Premier Sports.
👉Saturday 29th February, 5.30pm https://t.co/dBGS5EOqwn
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 14, 2020
It’s a tie that has taken on even more significance in light of recent league results.
The Gers comfortably negotiated their two previous rounds of Cup action, defeating Stranraer 2-0 before running away 4-1 victors at Hamilton.
However, it’s been a different story altogether in the league, with two defeats and a draw in the last five games.
Daniel Stendel’s Hearts were responsible for one of those defeats and the Jambos have secured four points from two meetings with the Gers in Edinburgh this season.
Therefore, this represents a major opportunity for revenge for Steven Gerrard’s side, with the Scottish Cup now clearly the club’s best remaining chance of silverware this season.
Bears rejoiced on social media when the details were released, but the celebrations weren’t anything to do with Premier Sports selecting the game for live coverage.
It’s the late Saturday afternoon kick-off time which has supporters excited.
The scheduling gives travelling fans plenty of time to enjoy the build-up on matchday, while if there’s a big win to be celebrated, most won’t have to feel the effects in work the next day.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) February 14, 2020
— ₱₱ (@paulpat08884913) February 14, 2020
Should be fun
— Halfwaybear (@Halfwaybear) February 14, 2020
5.30pm on a Saturday 🍺🍺🍺
— 🇬🇧🇬🇧Shook🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@Shookrfc) February 14, 2020
— Wull (@william_mcnicol) February 14, 2020
— Kevez 🇬🇧 (@kevrfc1990) February 14, 2020
— RK (@ross_kane) February 14, 2020
Just saw this! Decent 😊
— Suzanne Allison (@suzywooz22) February 14, 2020
— ✡️ (@BC7RFC) February 14, 2020