Rangers fans have responded after surprise details were announced for the approaching Scottish Cup fourth round Old Firm clash at Ibrox [Scottish Cup Twitter].

Bears are accustomed to fixtures against Celtic kicking off at noon on Sundays, but that tradition looks set to be broken later this month.

Celtic v Rangers - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Steven Gerrard will hope to have captain James Tavernier back from injury in time for the high-profile cup tie. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Premier Sports and BBC Scotland are sharing the rights for this year’s Scottish Cup, with the former getting the priority picks.

Premier have selected Rangers vs Celtic and Aberdeen vs Livingston and have decided to show the Old Firm first.

It’s scheduled to kick-off at 4pm on Saturday 17th April, while the Dons vs Livi will be played the following day at 2pm.

It’ll certainly disrupt the Old Firm routines of some fans, while the fact that Premier Sports is a subscription-only service continues to be a source of frustration.

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However, many have celebrated the surprise move, which will allow supporters a few more hours of build-up prior to kick-off.

Celtic v Rangers - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Plenty of Rangers fans are delighted with the surprise Old Firm kick-off details. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:


Meanwhile, an exciting prospect has set his sights on a first-team breakthrough at Ibrox following an outstanding solo goal.

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