Rangers were affected when the Scottish FA announced the suspension of most domestic football yesterday [Twitter] – but the Gers sould look to take advantage and move a Premiership game into the now-free Scottish Cup weekend on January 30.
The Light Blues were due to face League One side Cove Rangers in the third round of the Scottish Cup but that will now take place at a later date with all football outside the Premiership and Championship halted for the rest of the month at least.
With there a real risk of fixture chaos in the closing stages of the season as the Light Blues compete on three fronts, they should request that the SPFL brings one of their games forward.
The Scottish Cup is going to have to be further condensed to fit it into the existing calendar while the rapidly increasing Covid numbers risks games being called off and needing to be rearranged.
Despite the prospect of a weekend off being one that the Rangers players are likely looking forward to, the club should be proactive and try to get as many games completed as soon as they can.
While the likelihood of the season being stopped completely like it was last term are incredibly small, reducing the possibility of delaying the end of the season surely makes sense.
All 12 Premiership clubs were due to enter the Scottish Cup at the same stage so there shouldn’t be any reason why the SPFL can’t use it to bring forward a round of games from later in the campaign.
There will no doubt be some opposition but playing a Premiership game on the final weekend is a no-brainer as far as Rangers are concerned.
Rangers fans have had plenty to say about the circumstances surrounding Celtic’s draw with Hibs and also railed against the decision not to retest Celtic players pre-match.