By Doug Ward

23rd Feb, 2021 | 10:30am

Nicola Sturgeon could hammer final nail in coffin for Scottish Cup

Rangers could be denied the chance to try and win the Scottish Cup this season based on what Nicola Sturgeon could announce today (Tuesday).

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK’s plans to return to normality, with the potential for Wembley to be at full capacity later on in the European Championships this summer.

If all goes well south of the border, clubs will be able to welcome 10,000 fans, or a quarter of their stadium’s capacity, to attend matches in time for the final round of Premier League fixtures.

However, the Daily Record reports there are fears Scottish First Minister Sturgeon could take a more cautious approach that may “hammer the final nail into this season’s Scottish Cup”.

Rangers were due to play Cove Rangers at Ibrox in the third round of the competition earlier this year.

With Steven Gerrard’s side flying high at the top of the Premiership, they would have no doubt been favourites to win the cup for the first time since 2009 when Nacho Novo’s goal sealed a narrow 1-0 win over Falkirk.

Rangers already seem to have the Premiership title wrapped up with just seven more points needed to win the league crown so Gerrard would have surely gone full-tilt in the cup to ensure more silverware will head to Ibrox this year.

However, last month it was announced that League One and Two had been suspended, as well as the Scottish Cup amid rising cases of COVID-19 in Scotland.

Based on the Daily Record’s update, it seems that chances of seeing the Bears play in the Scottish Cup this season are very slim.

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