WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers Football Club.
2014 – Nicky Law’s extra-time strike eventually separated the sides as Rangers ground out a 2-1 Petrofac Training Cup win over Hibernian in their first game of 2014/15.
The Light Blues made hard work of sealing a place in round two against former Ibrox skipper Barry Ferguson’s Clyde, who they’ll meet on August 19 or 20.
Lewis Macleod gave them the perfect start with a fine opener just 13 minutes into the match but Gers faded as time went on.
Danny Handling equalised in the second half and it was only when he was later sent off that the hosts bounced back.
They needed an extra half hour to seal their victory but while it was unconvincing, it at least ensured a winning start to the campaign.
RANGERS: Bell; McGregor (Templeton 66), McCulloch, Zaliukas; Foster, Macleod (Aird 109), Black, Law, Wallace; Miller, Boyd.
SUBS: Simonsen, Smith, Faure, Hutton, Shiels.
2003 – There was a frenetic day of transfer business at the club as the Gers signed Paolo Vanoli and Henning Berg, whilst Neil McCann left for Southampton and the Gers knocked back a bid from Fulham for Fernando Ricksen.
Speaking to Rangers News at the time, Light Blues boss Alex McLeish said: “I’d prefer the two to be match fit for the Copenhagen game but I’m still happy to add two quality players to my squad.
“Milan were keen on Vanoli but they had a few players loaned out and they have all arrived back They can’t shift them at the moment so it scuppered Vanoli’s chances of joining their squad which was lucky for us.
“Henning’s got fantastic experience and he is a very, very good defender. I know him inside out and once he is a fully fit he will be a tremendous asset.”
2000 – Ibrox boss Dick Advocaat must be grateful that he has Billy Dodds to clear up the mess after a 4-2 win against Kilmarnock
Deadly Doddsy struck again with his third double in four games to haul Ger out of the mire after Killie had stormed into an early two-goal lead.
It truly was the Dodds couple – just as his sloppy mates did their Oscar with an untidy opening it was left to Billy to slip into the role of Felix with some cool, clinical mopping up.
And if Gers emerged from this sticky patch without dropping any points they will owe the little striker a huge vote of thanks.
2006 – Paul Le Guen and his Rangers players suffered a harsh reality check when they were held 2-2 by dogged Dundee United.
A pre-match party atmosphere with a spectacular card display had the fans anticipating a day of glory.
Rangers, however, had to come back from two down to salvage a draw and even then it was by virtue of Steven Robb scoring an own goal. There is no doubt that Rangers were the better side and the chances they created were many and varied.