Rangers are set to wear their recently-released retro kit in the upcoming League Cup quarter-final against St Mirren.
The club unveiled the ‘very special’ new kit at the end of October, much to the delight of many supporters.
In a tribute to kits worn in the 1960s and 70s, there is a large woven scroll crest on the shirts, while there’s a nod to the club’s ‘First to Fifty’ league titles achievement with five stars included on the shorts and the back of the shirts.
The kits also feature a prominent old-style white collar, while, perhaps most importantly, they do not have any sponsor branding.
Meanwhile, the goalkeeper kit is a striking purple colour, with the same traditional style collar as well as white sleeve cuffs.
It has been described as the first of many ‘bespoke retro launches’ from Castore in the lead up to the club’s 150th year [Rangers.co.uk] and was released to coincide with the opening of the new Rangers Store at Buchanan Galleries.
It was always the intention for the first team to wear it for selected matches and the club confirmed in a promotional post on Friday that it will be used for the upcoming League Cup clash in Paisley.
😍 Inspired by some of the most famous shirts in our history.
💙 The Retro Kit will be worn in our upcoming League Cup match against St Mirren.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 11, 2020
The game is hugely significant for a Rangers side chasing major silverware. With Aberdeen and Celtic – the sides who knocked them out in the last two seasons – already eliminated from the competition, it’s a golden opportunity for the Gers to go all the way.
The Buddies are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions, though, and as the Dons found out, they can be tough to break down on their own patch.
First up for Rangers is a trip to Dundee United in the Premiership on Sunday and Steven Gerrard is set to welcome back two big players to the matchday squad.