Rangers Colts could face Wrexham at Ibrox in the quarter-final of the Scottish Challenge Cup after beating Solihull Moors on penalties last night – however international fixtures could put an end to plans to stage the game in Govan.
The Gers are due to host Wrexham during the next international break and several members of the Ibrox staff confirmed that they want the game to take place at the club’s home.
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After almost 500 bluenoses braved a baltic night in the flight-path for Birmingham Airport, the prospect of playing the game at Ibrox could see a bumper crowd turn out to cheer on Murty’s side against the National League side.
The game is currently scheduled for November 16th but with that falling on an international break it is almost certain to be moved and that could hinder plans to play it at Ibrox.
With the first-team facing an obscene number of games in late November and through December, moving it from the international weekend will likely make moving it to Ibrox impossible.
The next problem for Rangers is that if they get similar numbers of fans, the current set up at the Hummel Training Centre isn’t going to be big enough so there will need to be some sort of compromise.
A move to Airdrie or Partick seems the most likely option – although the prospect of playing it Ibrox seems to be one that certain members of staff feel is vital to the players’ development.
Whether it takes place at Ibrox or elsewhere, hopefully, the young Gers can take a step closer to getting their hands on the trophy and become the first Colt side to lift it.