Rangers have received a possible boost in their bid to finally win a domestic cup competition as Hibernian will not play again until they face the Gers at Hampden in a Premier Sports Cup semi-final on 21 November.
The Light Blues haven’t won a domestic cup since 2011 and the lack of success in that area since his arrival at Ibrox in 2018 ‘doesn’t sit well’ with Steven Gerrard [Sky Sports].
The League Cup is the competition the Gers have come closest to winning in recent seasons, reaching the semi-final in 2018/19 and the final the season before last.
Wins over Dunfermline Athletic and Livingston have taken Rangers to the final four once again and Hibs are their opponents.
A month ago, it would have looked like a very tough draw.
The Edinburgh club were excellent during the opening stages of the campaign, but since throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Ibrox in early October, they’ve lost to Dundee United, Aberdeen and Celtic, scoring only one goal across the three matches.
They were due to play Ross County tonight in a re-arranged game before facing Livingston on Saturday, but both games have now been postponed due to a Covid outbreak at the club.
Our cinch Premiership games against Ross County and Livingston have been postponed following further positive Covid tests.
— Hibernian Football Club (@HibernianFC) November 2, 2021
It’s a bad break for the Hibees, who now won’t play again until the semi-final clash, which falls after the upcoming international break.
That’s almost a month after their most recent fixture and nearly two months on from their last win, a 1-0 triumph over St Johnstone.
It ensures that the Hibs squad will be fresh for the semi-final, but those not away on international duty later this month will be lacking in match sharpness, while Jack Ross won’t have the chance to try out tweaks to his underperforming side ahead of the Hampden showdown.