Rangers have been drawn away to Annan Athletic in the Scottish Cup fifth round – with the draw giving fans flashbacks to one of the Ibrox club’s worst ever results.
After the Gers were demoted to the lowest tier of the Scottish Professional Football League in 2012 they faced off against the Black and Golds Galabankies in the old Third Division.
Facing off against Annan Athletic in four games that season, one in particular stands out as one of the most painful in Rangers’ recent history.
A Rangers team managed by Ally McCoist and containing the likes of Lee Wallace, Lee McCulloch and Ian Black were dumped 2-1 by Annan at Ibrox in March 2013.
Ally Love and David Hopkirk gave Annan a remarkable 2-0 lead at Ibrox before Andy Little pulled one back in what is widely regarded as one of the worst results in Rangers history.
This was after the club had drawn with Annan Athletic at Galabank in the early stages of the season before beating them 3-0 and 3-1 in the other two matches against them that campaign.
Rangers have since gotten a little of revenge over the now-League Two side, Barrie McKay and Martyn Waghorn scoring in a 2-0 Scottish League Cup win at Ibrox in 2016.
But there will be Rangers fans aplenty getting flashbacks to that game at Ibrox and there may even be some glad the club is facing Annan Athletic at their home ground, given the Gers remain unbeaten there!
Rangers Scottish Cup opponents Annan Athletic follow in Stirling Albion footsteps
Interestingly, the side against whom Rangers had to overcome to get to this stage of the competition also beat the Ibrox side in a drastic season plenty will have erased from their memory.
Stirling Albion might’ve been comfortably dispatched 4-0 by a second-string Rangers side on Friday evening, but back in October 2012 they ran Annan a close second for terrible results by pipping the Gers 1-0 at Forthbank Stadium in Division 3.
If the memory of that evening being dragged up by Rangers’ clash with Stirling Albion wasn’t bad enough then the club’s fans look forward to similar ahead of the trip to Annan Athletic.
Don’t worry too much though – it’ll all be worth it if we go on to lift the Scottish Cup trophy in May!
Meanwhile, one international manager has handed Rangers an Old Firm boost as doubts continue around who will and won’t be available for the clash with Celtic.