RANGERS were drawn against Kilmarnock at Ibrox at the beginning of February tonight and you can read more about the Rugby Park side and the tie here:

  1. Kilmarnock FC, founded in 1869, is the oldest club currently in the Scottish Premiership. The club took part in the first ever official match in the Scottish Cup against the now defunct Renton in 1873.
  2. Northern Irishman Josh Magennis is the current top scorer for Kilmarnock with nine goals. Martyn Waghorn is currently top scorer for the Gers with twenty-five.
  3. Kilmarnock’s greatest success was in 1965 under the management of Willie Waddell when the club was crowned Scottish League champions for the first, and to date only, time.
  4. Rangers defeated Kilmarnock 3-0 in the Scottish Cup fourth round at the end of August 2014 with Nicky Law bagging a brace and Kris Boyd scoring the third.
  5. There are three players in the Killie ranks currently who were Rangers players the last time the two sides met with Steven Smith, Kris Boyd and Lee McCulloch all in the squad for the Gers.
  6. The Gers have never been beaten at Ibrox by Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup and Mark Warburton’s men will be hoping to carry on that run.

  7. The biggest transfer fee Kilmarnock has received for a player is the £1.9million from Rangers for Steven Naismith in August 2007.
  8. Before playing the Gers, Killie will have to take on Inverness Caley Thistle at home, Dundee United away and Hamilton Accies at home with the Cup tie due to happen on either 6/7 February.
  9. Rugby Park was opened in August 1995 in a friendly against English champions Blackburn Rovers. Star striker Alan Shearer scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 victory for the visitors.
  10. The Light Blues have played Killie 25 times in the Scottish Cup, with nine of them being played at Ibrox, the Gers winning six of the matches at home and 16 in total.

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