The ‘Loons’ will head to Ibrox on Tuesday night (December 3) still with the distinction of being the only club to have triumphed over Rangers this season, albeit prior to the Glasgow outfit being allowed to field their close season signings in that League Cup tie back in August.
However, Dick Campbell’s men know how hard a task lies ahead of them in Govan tomorrow evening against Ally McCoist’s runaway league leaders.
A record in league fixtures of played 13, won 13 speaks for itself. It has to be said that Forfar are one of the teams to have run them close in those encounters a solitary goal on the stroke of half time from Andy Little after a defensive error from the home side, securing the points for the visitors on a windy afternoon in September at Station Park.
Forfar will travel to Ibrox minus Stuart Malcolm who will serve the first match of a two game ban following his red card on Saturday past. However, Odmar Færø or former Rangers legend Marvin Andrews can both easily slot into the central defensive role.
On loan Craig Storie, who was unavailable for the cup tie at the Glebe, will return to the pool.
As it turns out the Ibrox fixture will now be the second game in a hectic five matches in 14 days for the Station Park squad.
Tuesday night’s match will be refereed by Crawford Allan who took charge of Forfar’s Ramsden’s Cup visit to Dens Park in August.