Re-arrangers call off reserve fixture


As the young hoops chase 8-in-a-row in the SPL Reserves the fixture list presented the perfect finale/clincher with a Rangers-Celtic game on St Patrick’s Day of all days.

Alas the game has been postponed by Rangers.

Not due to Uefa Cup commitments or anything like that but with Celtic seeking a win to clinch the title the mighty Rangers are unable to find a ground to play the game.

First choice of Murray Park can’t host a Rangers-Celtic game and for reasons unknown the 5-star UEFA rated Ibrox Stadium is unavailable.

The game has been rescheduled for April, hopefully.

No effort has been made to find an alternative venue with Clyde and Airdrie regular hosts of Celtic-Rangers reserve fixtures.

After their 4-0 win over Falkirk on Tuesday Willie McStay’s side are twelve points ahead of Rangers in the Reserve League table.

Should Celtic have beaten Rangers that would have given them a fifteen point lead with Rangers having just five games left to play……… game set and match to the hoops.

It’s not all about winning at reserve level of course but winning is a great habit to pick up and some day soon Celtic will again be crowned SPL champions.

Stephen McManus, Shaun Maloney, Aiden McGeady, David Marshall, Craig Beattie and Ross Wallace have all played their parts down the years in the current reserve successes before going on to win first team honours.

Hopefully Mark Millar, Niall McGinn, Kevin Cawley and Simon Ferry will be graduating from the current reserve side to bring further success to the first team.

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