A trio of Rangers fixtures have been affected as Sky Sports commits to covering a potentially season-defining period [Sky Sports].
The Gers have made an outstanding start to 2020/21 and are currently 13 points clear at the top of the Premiership, while they’ve also progressed to the Europa League Round of 32 and the League Cup quarter-finals.
However, as encouraging as things are for supporters right now, nothing has been won just yet.
Steven Gerrard’s men will have to overcome many more hurdles before silverware is secured and January looks set to be a big month in terms of their Premiership ambitions.
Rangers host Celtic and Ross County and travel to Aberdeen, Motherwell and Hibernian in the first month of 2021.
It’s close to the toughest possible schedule to start a new year and Sky Sports have recognised the importance of the fixtures.
In an update issued earlier this week, the broadcaster announced that they will be screening all three of Rangers’ away games in January, while the Old Firm had already been selected for live coverage.
Consequently, it’ll be a quiet month for RangersTV, with the Ross County clash the only match left to be covered.
🚨 ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
The latest round of Scottish Premiership fixtures to be shown on Sky Sports has been announced 📺⬇️
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) December 9, 2020
Celtic don’t have an easy January schedule either, though, as they host Hibernian after the Old Firm, prior to trips to Livingston and St Mirren.
If the Gers can keep winning until Christmas and then at least match Celtic’s results in the New Year, they will be much closer to winning a 55th top-flight title.
Rangers could also be boosted by a new arrival or two ahead of these fixtures, with one of their reported targets recently making a rapid comeback from injury.