Plenty of Rangers fans were left disappointed by a club update on Sunday morning as the Gers announced a new kit and retail partnership with Castore.

It’s not that Bears are against the idea of the club teaming up with the ambitious British brand. Since the initial rumours, much of the talk on social media has been positive.

The problem for many was the dramatic build-up to this morning’s announcement.

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The club tweeted a video on Saturday night which urged fans to ‘Get Ready’ and to set their alarms for a big announcement.

Yet, all that was delivered at 9 am was confirmation of a partnership that many have known about for several weeks. The impact of the announcement was also diluted somewhat by an email sent to supporters shortly after 7am which outlined the aims of the partnership.

Many were hoping for the release of the various kits for the 2020/21 season rather than a series of quotes from the Castore co-founders and Rangers executives.

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It seems plenty of Bears had also got their hopes up that the club were primed to announce the permanent signing of on-loan playmaker Ianis Hagi from Genk.

Hagi scoring scores for Rangers against Braga in February 2020.

Hagi scoring scores for Rangers against Braga in February 2020. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Gers have an exclusive option to buy the player this summer and fans want the deal sealed as soon as possible.

The ideal scenario for many would have been pictures of Hagi modelling one of the new strips.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:

 

It’s still early in the day, though, and there’s every chance that information will be released gradually, with the early morning email from Castore promising ‘more details soon’ on a pre-order window for the new kits.

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