The SPFL have provided an update on Rangers’ penultimate Premiership fixture of the season against Livingston on 12th May.
The match was due to begin at 7:45pm but kick-off has been brought forward to 6pm following a special request from both clubs.
⚽️ Fixture amendment
📆 Wednesday May 12
🏆 Scottish Premiership
⌚️ Kick-off 6.00pm
▪️Brought forward from 7.45pm at the request of the clubs
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Changes to start times have been relatively commonplace this season, with almost all Premiership fixtures taking place behind closed doors.
Later kick-off times for midweek games usually suit broadcasters and supporters attending after a traditional working day, but earlier kick-offs are often preferred by clubs, when possible, with Rangers’ midweek league clash against St Mirren in December even kicking off at the highly unusual time of 3pm.
Rangers have found it difficult going at the Tony Macaroni Arena at times in recent seasons and they drew 0-0 there in August.
However, a late Alfredo Morelos goal gave the Gers a 1-0 win in West Lothian in March and Steven Gerrard will be hoping to take three points once again this time around, even though the title has already been secured.
Despite the gradual easing of Covid restrictions beginning this month, no fans will be in attendance at this match or when the Gers take on Aberdeen at Ibrox in their final fixture a few days later.
That’s because supporters won’t be allowed into stadia until Scotland moves into Level 2 on 17th May.
In other news, Steven Gerrard has teased a potential major boost for Rangers ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Cup clash against Celtic.