Next up - Rangers (oldco/newco?)

Last updated : 03 May 2012 By Firparkcorner

The few hundred who spread some claret and amber sunshine in the Govan West corner will be able to engage in the sombrero and beach ball celebration that anticipates a European tour while the 40,000 home fans cling on to distant memories of past glory with the envious hope that they, on some distant date, are able to take part in Uefa competitions.



The fact that Rangers' problems have given Motherwell the bonus of entry to the Champions League is unlikely to make much difference to the 22 players who cross the line for the 1245 kick off. Neither team can improve their league positions and both managers may be tempted to give fringe payers an outing.

The Glasgow team's demolition of Dundee United on Wednesday underlines that we cannot dismiss this fixture as an end of term freebie. Nothing will be gained from an embarrassing defeat though recent history suggests that team selection has little to do with our results at Ibrox.

Is it possible that McCall can send out a team, freed from any concerns about league points, that can offer meaningful resistance to a Rangers team that can usually bank on a game that normally swells their goal difference?

Thankfully we have a closing match at Fir Park next weekend and regardless of the fate that awaits us on Saturday there will be a big party as we send the players off for a well deserved holiday. A 2-0 defeat won't put a damper on the celebrations.


Remember the last time we were at Ibrox?