Rangers are seven points away from lifting the Scottish Premiership title after Celtic lost at Ross County last night – and it could lead to a last-minute fixture change for Steven Gerrard’s side if Celtic drop more points next weekend.
Gers fans are already counting down the days to a possible title party with the weekend of March 6/7 the earliest date Gerrard’s side can officially wrap it up but broadcasters may cause a short-notice change to the current fixture plans.
If Celtic drop more points against Aberdeen this weekend – admittedly very unlikely – a win over Livingston on March 3 would leave the Gers needing one more win to lift the title.
That could come against St. Mirren on March 6 but with the game currently scheduled for 3pm on the Saturday afternoon, Sky Sports are almost certain to want to broadcast it live leading to a change in kick-off time.
That would likely mean a lunchtime kickoff on the Saturday for Rangers v St. Mirren with Celtic travelling to Tannadice 24 hours later to take on Dundee United.
With only three days between the Livi and St. Mirren games, Sky may even look to move the St. Mirren game anyway on the basis it could be the day the title is secured anyway.
While it would be far from ideal for Rangers or St. Mirren to move the game at such short notice, the prospect of the game being unavailable to the wider fan base seems unthinkable given the approaching anniversary of the last time fans set foot in Ibrox.