Rangers confirm early Premiership fixtures 'likely to be impacted' over Ibrox stand work delays after calendar revealed

Rangers have reiterated that their early home fixtures at Ibrox are "likely to be impacted" as stand works continue.

The delays to work on the Ibrox Copland Stand has forced the club to seek a new venue to play their first few fixtures that were scheduled to be at home in front of a capacity crowd. Temporary accommodation was sought and Murrayfield talks continue over using the Edinburgh stadium for the games that will kick off with the scheduled Motherwell and Ross County games, as confirmed by this morning's SPFL calendar.

Now Gers have reiterated to their supporters that early fixtures are expected to be affected by the delays as they thanked punters for their patience in awaiting the latest details.

A social media post in response to the fixture schedules being revealed read: "Supporters will be aware of the delayed works in the Copland stand, likely to impact home fixtures in the early part of the new season. The club will provide an update on any changes to those home matches at the earliest possible opportunity. Rangers thanks our supporters for their patience."

We told how the fears are that up to as many as five home games could be impacted due to shipment issues which forced them to draw up contingency plans ahead of the new campaign.

The Light Blues have invested millions into the redevelopment to improve the stadium's disabled facilities and expected the overhaul to be completed in time for the new season.