Rangers 'only option' to solve Ibrox lockout debacle as Celtic domino effect named amid £60m jeopardy

Rangers have been told that Murrayfield is the ONLY solution to their nightmare Ibrox lockout at the start of the campaign.

The Light Blues announced earlier this week that they are looking at alternative options with their home ground - which is likely to be out of action for the first month of the 2024/25 season with improvement works on the Copland Road stand running behind schedule due to an issue with the delivery of materials. That has left Rangers chiefs with a major headache for the start of the Scottish Premiership campaign - as well as the crucial Champions League qualifiers.

A potential £60million jackpot awaits Rangers if they make the group stage - but it would be a blow for the club to miss out on a packed Ibrox for the home leg. An SFA spokesperson said soon after that they'd be willing to get around the table to the club solve the issue - with Hampden Park suggested by some as a potential temporary accommodation. However, former Rangers man Gordon Dalziel reckons that Murrayfield is the obvious solution.

Rangers are due to face Manchester United there on July 20, but Scottish Rugby are yet to comment on whether that could become a longer-term arrangement. Dalziel reckons that it will be a blow to Philippe Clement's preparation as he looks to dethrone Celtic this season.

Dalziel told Clyde 1 Superscoreboard: "It's incredible. Rangers are obviously trying to get everything in order for the new season and get off to a fast start after Celtic won the league last year.

"You want everything planned - and I couldn't believe it when I heard it. You look at options - and for me there is only really one option. You have to look at Murrayfield,. It's the only game that can hold those games."