RUNNING out in front of 50,000 fans at Ibrox on Sunday as Division 3 leaders will be one of the greatest days in Elgin City’s long history.
City manager Ross Jack says the experience of taking on the mighty Rangers in a live televised match will be “surreal” for his team, but also an exciting opportunity for everyone associated with the club.
Jack admits his players face a “gigantic” task in trying to topple the Glasgow giants on their own patch, but is challenging them to prove their worth on the biggest footballing stage any of them have ever competed on.
“What a platform it is for them to go out and play,” Jack said. “There’s been one heck of a hype and build-up to this game and it’s almost upon us now.
“The players have simply got to play their game and not get over-awed or fazed by the big crowd, the TV cameras or the attention they will get.
“They’ve just got to enjoy it and go out and perform to the best of their ability.”
The Elgin boss admits he is amazed by the fact that Rangers have sold 40,000 season tickets since going into liquidation and dropping down to Scottish football’s lowest tier.
Yet despite fears that the Ibrox club would blow all their Division 3 rivals away and win the title at a canter, they currently sit behind leaders Elgin in the table after two humbling results away from home.
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