Rangers receive possible domestic cup quest boost amid major issue at rival club
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Rangers receive possible League Cup quest boost amid issue for rivals

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].

Steven Gerrard and his players have experienced many disappointing exits from cup competitions. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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.

Hibernian won’t play again until they take on Rangers at Hampden. (Photo by Oliver Hardt – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

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.

In other news, an international manager has responded after being asked if he’s concerned about an Ibrox star’s situation.


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