Rangers given Dundee United go-ahead as SFA release statement

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Rangers given Dundee United go-ahead as SFA release statement

Rangers’ Scottish Premiership clash with Dundee United will go ahead this week after last weekend’s fixtures were postponed following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

The SFA have announced that clubs will return to action this weekend with clubs also given permissions to wear black armbands or have a minute’s silence in honour of Her Majesty.

The Scottish game’s governing body also announced that any fixtures scheduled for the 19th September – the day of the Queen’s funeral and now a Bank Holiday – will have to be rearranged.

An SFA statement reads:

“Following confirmation of the postponement of all fixtures in the professional game across Scotland last weekend as a mark of respect for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we can confirm the intention for the professional game to resume as normal.

“Fixtures will go ahead, subject to Police Scotland resourcing, with the caveat that any fixtures under the professional banner be rescheduled if they fall on Monday September 19, the day of Her Majesty’s funeral. 

“This week, as a mark of respect and in keeping with the period of National Mourning, home clubs may wish to hold a period of silence and/or play the National Anthem just ahead of kick-off, and players may wish to wear black armbands.

“We thank clubs and league organisations for the mark of respect shown at the weekend and for their efforts in resuming the professional game fixture schedule.”

Rangers fixture with Dundee United to go ahead

Rangers have had a week to gather themselves after a woeful run of results against Celtic and Ajax, with the Gers losing both games 4-0.

Whilst the circumstances are undesirable, Rangers must use the time to take a breather and come back to action this week ready to put in performances worthy of the club and support.

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Before the club welcome Dundee United to Ibrox on Saturday there is a massive Champions League clash with Napoli at Ibrox to come.

Rangers have a special relationship with the Royal Family and namely Queen Elizabeth II and one of the club’s most iconic figures has been expanding on part of the reason why.