RANGERS take on Partick Thistle tomorrow in the Scottish Premiership and we’ve pulled together everything about the fixture in one handy place.

CLUB INFO:

FORMED: 1876
NICKNAME: The Jags
STADIUM: Firhill Stadium
GROUND CAPACITY: 10,102
PITCH SIZE: 105m x 69m
MANAGER: Alan Archibald

MATCH INFO:

REFEREE:  Nick Walsh
ASSISTANTS: Frank Connor, Jordan Stokoe
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Steven McLean
KICK OFF: 12.15pm
VENUE: Firhill Stadium
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

MATCH STATS:

ALL MATCHES
PLAYED: 287
WON: 199
DRAWN: 49
LOST: 39
FOR: 679
AGAINST: 281

THISTLE MATCH PREVIEW:

Partick Thistle captain Sean Welsh told the Evening Times: 

“In the previous game against them we done well for the first 35 minutes or so. We controlled bits of the game and if we took our chances at Ibrox it may have been different. We can take some confidence from that but we need to sustain that kind of form over the 90 minutes.

“The demands on Rangers are huge and the fans expect them to win every game quite comfortably. As you’ve seen, it’s not been as easy as the fans may have thought. Every team has tried to set up the stall, try to frustrate them and get the fans on their backs.

“There are points to be had against Rangers. They are still adapting to the league. A lot of teams have made it difficult for them. Ross County done well there and Dundee pushed them all the way at Ibrox last weekend and we’re looking to win in front of our own fans.

“We’ve not had any good results against the bigger teams this season and we need to start now. When we are not getting points, it puts extra pressure on us when we are playing the teams around about us. If we can get the first goal and give ourselves a solid platform then I think we’ll have a chance.”

LAST FIVE RESULTS:

W – 01/10/2016 HOME SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP 2-0
W – 24/09/2008 AWAY LEAGUE CUP 2-1
W – 13/04/08 AWAY SCOTTISH CUP 2-0
D –  19/03/2008 HOME SCOTTISH CUP 1-1
W – 17/04/2004 HOME SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP 2-0

LAST FIVE LEAGUE RESULTS:

W – 01/10/2016 HOME SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP 2-0
W – 17/04/2004 HOME SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP 2-0
W – 01/02/2004 AWAY SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP 1-0
W – 01/11/2003 HOME SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP 3-1
W – 05/04/2003 HOME SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP 2-0

GERS MANAGER PREVIEW:

GERS PLAYER PREVIEW:

THE LAST TIME:

RANGERS 2 PARTICK THISTLE 0

RANGERS returned to winning ways in the Scottish Premiership with a hard-fought victory over Partick Thistle at Ibrox Stadium this afternoon.

In what was something of a derby match, the biggest home crowd of the season so far – 49,680 – rocked up in Govan to see goals from Niko Kranjcar and Andy Halliday ensure the three points remained on the south side of the Clyde.

Rangers and their supporters so often see opposition teams come to Ibrox and set up to frustrate the home side, but, to their credit it has to be said, Partick set their stall out right from the off to have a go, and it was they who had the upper hand in the opening quarter of the game.

FAST FACTS:

  • The last meeting between Rangers and Thistle at Firhill occurred in the League Cup in September 2008 when Pedro Mendes grabbed an extra-time winner for Gers in a 2-1 victory at Firhill.
  • Rangers are defending an 19-match undefeated streak in league matches against Thistle, dating back to a 3-0 defeat at Firhill in May 1993. Gers have won the last 10 league encounters since back to back 1-1 draws in 1995.
  • RC Hamilton is Rangers all-time top scorer in the league against Partick Thistle with 18 goals between October 1897 and January 1905. Derek Johnstone holds the post war record, having scored nine times, all coming as single strikes, against the Jags.
  • Erik Bo Andersen is the last player to score a hat-trick in a match between the sides, his treble coming in a 5-0 Rangers victory in April 1996. Gordon Durie is the only other player to take the match ball home from this fixture in the last 50 years.
  • Rangers’ record victory in league matches against Thistle came in August 1902 when RC Hamilton scored four goals in a 9-0 victory at Ibrox. The Jags have won by a three-goal margin on two occasions – the previously mentioned 3-0 victory in May 1993 and a 5-2 win in April 1916.

HOW TO WATCH:

If you’re outside the UK or Ireland then you can enjoy the whole game live on RangersTV. 

As well as the game, you can see exclusive sit-downs with manager Mark Warburton and defender James Tavernier as well as seeing our look-back to a sensational 5-1 defeat of Celtic on this day in 2000.

Commentator Tom Miller will bring you full commentary throughout the 90 minutes with former player Hugh Burns on co-commentary.

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