Rangers SLO responds when asked about chances of fans attending Ibrox for flag day
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Rangers SLO responds when asked about chances of fans attending Ibrox for flag day

Rangers SLO Greg Marshall has responded on Twitter after being asked about the chances of fans returning to Ibrox for the opening day of the 2021/22 Premiership season.

The champions’ campaign will get underway on Saturday 31st July against Livingston but there’s still uncertainty about the return of fans to stadia.

Rangers haven’t played in front of a crowd at Ibrox for well over a year. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The last time supporters set foot inside Ibrox was for a Europa League Last 16 first-leg clash against Bayer Leverkusen in March 2020.

However, the club have already stated that they’re optimistic a ‘significant’ number of Bears will be able to take in a high-profile friendly against Arsenal on 17th July [Rangers.co.uk].

Limited numbers of fans took in SPFL play-off matches at the end of last season after most of Scotland had moved to Level 2 restrictions, while 12k supporters were at Hampden on Monday afternoon for Scotland’s Euro 2020 opener against the Czech Republic.

Marshall, the Supporters Liasion Officer for the club, tweeted on Tuesday morning asking who fans wanted to see the Gers face on flag day ahead of the release of the Premiership fixtures.

However, rather than responding with team names, most of those who replied simply stated a desire to see fans back in seats.

Rangers SLO Greg Marshall has responded after being asked about the chances of fans returning to Ibrox. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

When asked how likely he thought that was to happen, Marshall replied: “We don’t have any firm information yet on the rules for next season. I’m optimistic but it is ultimately out with the club and football’s control.”

He then responded to another query relating to how the club will decide on allocations if a limited number of fans are permitted.

It’s been a long long wait for the club’s loyal fan base but there’s been significant progress in terms of the return of fans elsewhere in the UK and now in Scotland with the Euros, while the month and a half between now and the start of the season will allow time for many thousands more people to be vaccinated.

Therefore, there’s plenty to be optimistic about ahead of the 2021/22 curtain-raiser.

In other news, Rangers are on course for a major pre-season player boost.

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