By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

3rd Jun, 2021 | 10:10am

Alex McLeish: Rangers fans may have to wait longer for Ibrox return

We’re delighted to welcome former Rangers manager Alex McLeish as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Alex McLeish has warned Rangers fans that they may not return at the start of the next Scottish Premiership season.

With the likes of Alfredo Morelos testing positive for COVID-19, it was a stark reminder that different variants are still causing problems around Europe.

McLeish believes that the upcoming European Championships will have a big say on fans returning, and will set the way if positive.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “There’s no doubting that.

“There’s even still talk of a third wave situation, and with these different variants, you would love to think the fans getting back would be something that could happen.

“We know the internationals and EUROs are going to be monitored, so it will be real interesting to see how it goes.

“It’s unthinkable.”

Unthinkable.

We would be absolutely gutted if we weren’t allowed back in Ibrox at the start of next season, especially with our incredible season ticket numbers.

After finishing the latest edition of the Scottish Premiership unbeaten, there will be the urge to continue that as long as possible, and create new records.

Having the mighty Bears support behind them at every single stadium would be out of this world, and we still have everything crossed it will happen.

Scotland having seven players come in close contact and nearly causing an outbreak of COVID-19 tells us that the threat it still high, and that we may need to lower our expectations.

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