Rangers receive major boost for 21/22 after big SPL development

Rangers receive major boost for 21/22 after big SPL development
Rangers' head coach Steven Gerrard pictured during a press conference of Scotish club Rangers FC, Wednesday 21 October 2020, in Liege. Tomorrow they will meet Belgian soccer Standard de Liege in the first day of the group phase (group D) of the UEFA Europa League competition. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers have received a colossal boost for season 21/22 after Kilmarnock were relegated to the Championship.

And of course most fans will wonder what we mean given they were hardly a threat, and they’d be right.

But their pitch is.

Meaning alongside fellow 3G strugglers Hamilton, Rangers will now only have to travel to one synthetic pitch next season in the form of Livi’s Tony Macaroni, which also means tactical changes and options are available for the new fixtures v Hearts and Dundee which weren’t there before.

Fans will recall the numerous times the more injury-prone players like Ryan Jack, Leon Balogun and Felip Helander were rested for the matches on fake pitches, well that won’t be a problem next season for the first time in many many years and the first since Rangers’ promotion that only one stadium in the top flight is the fake pitch.

This is such a welcome change, even if the protocol should have banned this kind of surface long ago.

So thank you Hamilton for being rubbish this season, and thank you Killie for losing out to Dundee – it’s made Rangers’ squad that little bit safer.

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