Rangers have provided an update to supporters amid ‘frustrations’ at a lack of clarity regarding the club’s ticket allocation for a looming Europa League fixture against Lyon [Rangers FC Twitter].
The Gers have their fifth EL Group A match on Thursday night against Sparta Prague before they complete their fixtures with a trip to Lyon on 9 December.
The French giants have already qualified for the Last 16 and the Gers are hoping to secure second spot in the group before they travel.
Even if progression to the preliminary knockout round is secured, though, a sizeable contingent of Bears will be looking to travel to France.
However, around two weeks out from the match, Rangers’ allocation still hasn’t been confirmed.
On Wednesday morning, the club took the relatively rare step of addressing the situation directly with a message to supporters on social media.
‘Rangers FC are still awaiting confirmation of our away allocation for our upcoming Europa League match against Lyon,’ reads the update. ‘We appreciate frustrations at the lack of clarity on this fixture and appreciate the impact it can have on travel plans.’
‘We greatly value our travelling support and we have requested that we receive clarity as soon as possible.’
Lyon are currently in hot water with the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) after their weekend Ligue 1 fixture against Marseille was postponed because opposition star Dimitri Payet was struck on the side of the head by a plastic bottle full of liquid.
The LFP have decided that Lyon’s next league fixture against Reims will take place behind closed doors, while a decision regarding any further punishment will be made on 8 December [AS].