Rangers fans face an extended wait to return to Ibrox amid new Covid-19 restrictions after it was reported that planned test events at Scottish games this weekend have been ‘shelved’ by the Scottish Government.

According to the Daily Record, plans were in place to seek permission to hold another test event this weekend but with the First Minister set to announce increased restrictions later today, those plans have been scrapped.

RangersA general view of the stadium during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Glasgow Rangers and FC Porto at Ibrox Park, Glasgow on Thursday 7th November 2019.

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It’s now six been six months since Rangers fans – or any others –  were last admitted en masse to a game in Scotland and there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight, with hopes of supporters bing back before the end of 2020 now looking hopeful at best.

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There will be a COBRA meeting this morning of all four UK governments before the increased restrictions are formally announced later today.


Michael Gove MP has confirmed this morning that plans to let English fans back in from October 1 have already been ‘paused’ and it seems inevitable that the Scottish Government will follow suit, leaving clubs in the dark over when things will start to return to something resembling normality.

With only the Scottish Premiership active just now, the new restrictions could end up having a major effect on the season ahead of the other division in Scotland getting underway next month.


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