WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers.

In 1931, Bobby Shearer was born in Hamilton on this day. Fierce tackling full-back Shearer did not earn the nickname “Captain Cutlass” for nothing and his never say die attitude made an ideal candidate for Rangers captain, which he eventually became.

He played for 10 years with Rangers from 1955 to 1965 and was hugely successful, winning five league titles, three Scottish Cups and four League Cups during 407 appearances.
Shearer was a leader on and off the field and was hugely influential on John Greig, who came into the Rangers side under his tutelage.

An injury time goal from 17-year-old Fraser Aird gave Rangers a dramatic 1-0 victory over Queen’s Park at Hampden on this day in 2012.

Despite going down to ten men in the 55th minute the Spiders looked to be holding on to claim a point on their home patch.

But with just a minute to go super sub Aird stepped up to the plate and after cutting in from the right he curled a delightful shot into the corner of the net from 20 yards.

In 2007, Rangers finished the year on a high with a comprehensive 2-1 victory over Hibs at Easter Road.

An early strike from Steven Naismith and a second-half stunner from Daniel Cousin gave Walter Smith’s side all three points in the capital although Hibs’ substitute Merouanne Zemmama scored a late consolation goal for the home side with just three minutes remaining.

1888 Only 9 players turn up for a 2-7 defeat to Morton

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