WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers.
On this day in 1972, Colin Stein moved to Coventry and former Ayr United winger Quinton Young moved the other way in a deal worth £175,000.
Coventry boss Gordon Milne told the Evening Times on the morning of the 4th of October: “We have agreed terms with Rangers, but obviously we have to see the player.
“Unless Stein demands the earth the deal will go through. Quinton Young will move to Ibrox as part of the deal.”
Ibrox legend Stein hadn’t been in the first team plans of Rangers and had requested to move away from the club in order to get some match action.
After the match manager Jock Wallace said: “That’s the best I’ve ever seen Rangers play. They were absolutely fantastic”
Rangers had suffered the disappointment of dropping out of Europe in the week prior and Jock said after the game that the performance against Aberdeen said a lot about his team: “That hurt, but the players have shown they have personality, ability, and the necessary character to overcome that disappointment.
“They were really down last week…but things are a bit different today. Last night we didn’t have a bad player. Not just that. I thought most of them were on top of their form. All we’ve got to do now is keep it going…preferably until the end of the season!”
Centre half Tom Forsyth also reflected on the performance saying, “I suppose that the obvious thing to say after last night is that revenge is sweet! Aberdeen have been a wee bit of a bogey to us recently…beating us 3:1 in the first Premier League day of the season and, of course 5-1 in a the League Cup a year ago.
“It’s pretty safe to say that we laid that bogey last night, beating them 6-1 in what is one of the best displays of attacking football we have produced since I went to Ibrox from Motherwell.”
In 1966, Rangers were 4:0 winners over Northern Irish side Glentoran at Ibrox in the Cup Winners’ Cup first round, the goals coming from Dave Smith, George McLean, Denis Setterington and Willie Johnston.
Terry Butcher scored twice with his head in a 4:2 win over Polish side Katowice in 1988 at the Slaski Stadion in Chorzow, Poland. Goals from Ian Durrant and Ian Ferguson sealed off a 5:2 aggregate win over the Polish champions in the UEFA Cup first round.
Manager Graeme Souness said: “I was a little concerned when they scored so early on, but I have been confident of getting through since the first game at home.
“We were the better side over the two games and the lads showed their character tonight to come back from the early shock and score the goals they did.”