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The media circus which now engulfs Rangers rolls north this week as ICT look to take advantage of the Gers current struggle and get a first win over the blue half of Glasgow at home in over 5 years. In what's always a close battle when these sides meet, this one could fall kindly for ICT if things go their way as Rangers, who looked certainties for a fourth title in a row see themselves in a battle to hold onto second place with their long term future still under scrutiny.
Brief look back on last week's game and well at least one positive we can take from it is that Dunfermline didn't win. An awful game on an equally terrible pitch with hoof ball tactics making the game a near snoozefest. Dunfermline's goal right on the stroke of half time was thankfully cancelled out by Nick Ross in the second half.
Rangers have won both games played between these two this season, firstly winning in controversial circumstances up here earlier in the season with two dubious penalties followed by a smash and grab win at Ibrox in December when despite ICT having two shots cleared off the line Rangers managed to snatch a late winner. Hard to believe that John Rankin's last minute screamer all those years ago was the last time we beat Rangers at home after so many close games but this could be the game to finally break the streak.
Owain Tudur Jones looks to have settled back into the first team very well after coming back from injury and hopefully there will be a few more faces returning before the start of play come Saturday. And with the club repaying the fans loyalty in these times of economic hardship there are special ticket prices on offer for Saturday, so it will be good to see the stadium packed to the rafters as the Gers come calling.
Preview by: Jack Davis