This week it was announced that Rangers will be playing Leicester City in a closed-door game at Ibrox. The purpose of the match is to provide players with an opportunity to remain fit during the international break. Both development and first team players will be participating in the match.
In the post, by Four Lads Had a Dream, it was suggested that Leicester’s management wanted to strengthen ties with Rangers. In doing so they called them ‘Scotland’s Premier Club’. This is quite high praise from a team who currently sits second in the English Premier League (Sky Sports).
Rangers fans were thrilled to hear that their success was being recognized from teams down south. They took this opportunity to rub the statement in the faces of Celtic supporters. Some fans even brought Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, into the conversation. Rodgers previously managed at Celtic (transfermarkt.co.uk), making the statement even more meaningful to Rangers fans.
Brendan Rodgers is buzzing
— The Staunchest (@TheStaunchest) November 18, 2019
Rangers FC Brendan Rodgers
— Eduardo Herrera (@andydal1872) November 18, 2019
‘ Scotland’s premier club ‘ = Brendan knows
— Lewis Morley Helander (@lewismorley05) November 18, 2019
However, some fans are more interested in the match itself, hoping that it provides certain players with an opportunity to prove themselves. One fan mentions Jamie Murphy while another calls the match a testimonial for Andy King. King currently plays for Rangers but is on loan from Leicester City (transfermarkt.co.uk). Jordan Jones was another player brought up.
Hoping Jamie Murphy is given a good run out. For me he’s more important than king (just my opinion)
— Munro83 (@sandywilson83) November 18, 2019
Nice to see the Andy King testimonial happen
— William (@WTownsley) November 18, 2019
Jordan Jones return will be very welcome. The more attacking options the better
— M.H. (@MarkHarvey83) November 18, 2019
Hopefully some of the Colts get a run out they so deserve it imo. C’mon the rangers watp
— true blue 1970 (@wullielittle) November 19, 2019
What do we think?
While the matchup could just be an excuse for the management team to sit down and discuss potential transfers between both clubs, the statement is a huge sign of respect from the 2015/2016 English Premier League champions. Hopefully, for Rangers fans, this doesn’t mean that the rumours of Leicester City being interested in Alfredo Morelos are true (Bleacher Report).