Rangers will take on Cove Rangers in the third round of the Scottish Cup next month ad Cove midfielder Fraser Fyvie admits it will be a “wonderful” day for the club as they travel to Ibrox.
The midfielder has experience of his own in Govan with Aberdeen and Hibs and is looking forward to seeing how the League One promotion hopefuls fare against the best side in the country.
Fyvie doesn’t think many of his team-mates have played at Ibrox before but thinks the experience won’t be quite as enjoyable for them if they have to chase Ryan Kent around all afternoon.
“A few of the lads were really excited when they seen the draw,” Fyvie said [Daily Record].
“I am not sure a few of them have played at Ibrox before and were delighted at getting the opportunity to do that, however, I am not sure they will enjoy chasing Ryan Kent about for 90 minutes!
“The full club is looking forward to the occasion. It is a great thing for us to go and test ourselves against the best in the country and they are the best in the country by a mile at the minute.
“Rangers are 21 points ahead of Celtic and have completely lifted their levels this season.
“Even in Europe over the last couple of seasons, they have done brilliantly.
“For us to get the opportunity to go and play them and test ourselves and see what we can do is great.
“There is a massive gulf between the two sides but it is wonderful for everyone at the club that we have this chance, and the only thing that would make it better is if our supporters could be there too.”
The clash was due to take place over the final weekend of this month but the Scottish FA have now postponed that until further notice.
Rangers will likely field a weakened side when the game does go ahead, similar to the clash with Falkirk, but will be overwhelming favourites to go through.
Hopefully, the shutdown which caused the game to be suspended doesn’t last too long and the Gers get to challenge for another piece of silverware this term.
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