GRAEME Murty admits he felt for Fraserburgh FC after the Highland League side were forced to postpone Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie.
The non-league outfit made efforts to get their playing surface ready but the frost in north east Scotland proved too much for their pitch as the clash was called off on Saturday lunchtime.
Murty agrees it was not ideal for his Gers squad who had already finished their final training session but says Rangers will travel there ready to give the Broch a good game in the rearranged fixture – the Light Blues now face back-to-back trips to Ross County and then Fraserburgh.
Speaking to RangersTV the manager said: “I was disappointed because we had prepped properly and it means we have to go back up there on a Wednesday evening but it is just one of those things, you can’t legislate for the weather.
“It has been difficult for the country and we are just a minor part of what’s gone on, we just have to make sure we’re ready come Wednesday, put a lot of energy into it and get this little break out the way.
“I had a bit of a heads up before training on Saturday so we did a little bit more then possibly we would have done but we thought it looked like it would be off.
“The lads were told they had the day off so they could plan little things with their families and could go away and do that.
“It’s just one of those things you have to deal with as a footballer; it is just part and parcel of the game.
“I actually felt sorry for Fraserburgh as well because they worked really hard to get the game on only for it to be called off.
“That was to be their big day and we’ll just have to make sure we put on a good show when we go up there on Wednesday.
“We are talking at the moment about whether we stay up after Ross County or whether we come back.
“I personally think it might be too long to stay up there but we’ll see, all options will be explored and we will make sure we get the right thing done for the players so they can prep correctly.”
With the weekend off Murty revealed to RangersTV he took some time out in the snow to reshape his now famous headstand.
He said: “We looked at some footage, JJ and I went to watch Kilmarnock v Ross County, then I watched Hearts v Hibs.
“I also managed to get some time to go sledging with my little girl down by Milngavie reservoir.
“I managed to come out and do a brand new head stand face first coming down the slope. There is footage but no one is going to get to see that at all!”