Rangers’ reserves match postponed amid safety fears
Tonight’s Reserve match that could have seen Rangers crowned as SFL Reserve League Champions for the first time in 15 years has been called off due to building works at Lesser Hampden
The Ibrox club were due to face title challengers Queen’s Park at the Spiders’ training ground that sits in the shadows of the National Stadium, however the game which Sky Sports wished to film, is off amid fears for the safety of the of the fans that were expected to attend.
The game would have been the Rangers second string’s last match of their league season and a win would have ended the challenge of their hosts as well as that of Morton who sit one point behind with a game to play.
Queen’s Park general manager Christine Wright said: “After consultations between both clubs and the Scottish Football League this game has been postponed due to the building work that is going on to create our new Pavilion.” A new date and venue has still to be decided.”
A move to the National Stadium 100 yards away was considered but quickly discounted due to the costs involved.
“There was also interest in the game from Sky who wanted to show highlights but there would not have been a safe place for them to film.”
If Rangers win, it will be their first SFL league success for nearly 15 years as they were one of the founder members of the SPL which began in season 1998-1999.
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