By Saikat Mandal

20th Apr, 2022 | 9:30am

Alan Burrows sends brilliant message after Motherwell v Rangers fixture moved

The Motherwell versus Rangers fixture has now been moved to Saturday at mid-day, and it will be shown live on Sky Sports.

The Ibrox outfit has requested to switch the fixture to help in their preparations for the Europa League semi-final clash against RB Leipzig.

Alan Burrows, the chief executive of Motherwell FC, has apologised to the fans, adding that they have only got the official confirmation today, and it was largely out of their control.

Burrows wrote on Twitter: “Would like to apologise for the length of time taken to make this call and the subsequent lack of notice of the change, which has been largely out with our control. We were initially approached on Good Friday, but we were only given confirmation of the change at 3:10pm today.”

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The Scottish Premiership match has now been moved forward 24 hours before to give Rangers more time to prepare for the semi-final. 

It happens in different countries where a lot of games are moved and dates are changed to help the teams prepare well for their European matches. 

One has to look at the bigger picture. The better the Scottish clubs do well in Europe, the co-efficient will improve. 

The more European slots available for Scottish clubs, the more money will pour in, and all other clubs will benefit in the long run. 

After the clash in Germany, Rangers will face another gruelling encounter with Celtic they days later in the Scottish Premiership, before they face Leipzig again on May 5. 

The Gers will be very confident ahead of this game after securing a dramatic 2-1 victory over Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final last Sunday. 

In other Rangers news, Alex Lowry took a two-word swipe at Celtic after the B team’s penalty shoot-out.