Rangers’ Scottish Cup tie with Cowdenbeath is at risk from weather – with Cowdenbeath announcing plans to try and ensure the Friday night clash goes ahead.

The Blue Brazil confirmed the plans on their official Twitter account.

With freezing temperatures and snow forecast, Cowden’s Central Park lacks undersoil heating so covers will be put down to protect the pitch.


After three weeks without a fixture, the Gers will be hoping to avoid a postponement and a possible fixture pile-up.

COWDENBEATH, SCOTLAND – JULY 02: A general view of Central Park which also doubles as a stock car racing circuit during the pre-season friendly between Cowdenbeath and Dundee at Central Park on July 2, 2018 in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard’s side have added new faces this month and both Jermain Defoe and Steve Davis would be likely to debut if the game goes ahead.

Although the cup clash is at risk, Gerrard’s side will face HJK Helsinki 48 hours later in a friendly at Ibrox.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 13: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers and Maximillian Hofmann of Rapid during the UEFA Europa League match between Rapid Wien and Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

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Either way, this will give the Gers a chance to get some minutes into players before returning to league action next week.

After week’s training camp in Tenerife, Gerrard’s squad will be keen to return to action as they aim for the club’s first major trophy in eight years.

Like Rangers, Cowden will be hoping the game goes ahead as scheduled and avoids needing to be rearranged.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Rangers fans celebrate at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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With both teams having hectic schedules, a rearranged cup clash will take priority and force league fixtures to be moved.

Hopefully the forecasters have it wrong and we’ll get to see the Light Blues back in action this week.

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