Rangers will be looking to further tighten their grip at the summit of Division Three when the runaway leaders take on third-placed Elgin at Ibrox tomorrow.
The Gers, who got 2013 off to a flying start with a 3-1 New Year win away to Annan, have now won 11 league matches on the bounce including a 6-2 thrashing of tomorrow’s opponents in Moray.
Ally McCoist’s side seem to have put their early season struggles with the physicality of life in the bottom tier of Scottish Football behind them, with the manager praising the fans for their support.
Speaking after the Ibrox club revealed they had sold nearly 40,000 season books — more than when they were in the Scottish Premier League last year — McCoist lauded the fans as “incredible.”
Rangers claim they now have the highest average attendance in Scotland and the fourth biggest in the whole of Britain.
“The backing we have had from the first match of the season has been unbelievable,” said McCoist, “and I know it will continue for the rest of the campaign and beyond.”
Winger David Templeton will be hoping to pick up where he left off after netting twice against Annan. Both Lee McCulloch and Emilson Cribari missed that clash with knocks but are expected to be fit again, along with Lewis Macleod.
The Rangers medical team are still awaiting news of the injury suffered to young right-back Darren Cole, who was stretchered off with a twisted ankle on the artificial surface at Galabank.