Rangers see Hampden move 'complicated' as 3 key dates escalate Ibrox exile debacle

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Rangers attempt to move into Hampden during their Ibrox lockout could reportedly be "further complicated" by Queen's Park and their scheduled return to the national stadium.

Record Sport revealed that further talks will take place this week about hiring Hampden for the foreseeable future after a delegation from the Light Blues visited the national stadium last week to examine the facilities. Chairman John Bennett is closing in on a deal to secure his club a temporary home in Mount Florida with talks escalating - despite Murrayfield remaining a live option for Rangers.

The BBC has now noted that more problems could be on the horizon should an agreement be reached with the SFA. Queen’s Park are due to move back into Hampden after Scotland’s against Poland on September 5. The Spiders had an agreement in place with Scottish football's governing body to use Lesser Hampden until the Nations League clash but are expect to return to the national stadium following the game.

If both Rangers and Queen's Park both called Hampden home it would present a risk of several fixture clashes. The Light Blues would swerve any league fixture clashes with the Championship side throughout September should an agreement be struck to secure Hampden. The Spiders two home fixtures against Morton and Ayr United fall on alternative weekends Rangers only home Premiership clash with Hibs on September 28. However, a home draw in the League Cup quarter-final could spark a headache.

Queen’s Park are scheduled to face Scott Brown’s Ayr on September 21 - the same date that has been set aside for two of quarter final ties. September 22 has also been allocated.

Should the problems at Ibrox rumble on until October, more calendar clashes are on the horizon for the two clubs if they were to countinue a ground-share of Hampden. Both sides are scheduled to be at home on October 5 - with Philippe Clement’s men facing St Johnstone and Callum Davidson’s outfit hosting Hamilton.

And on October 26, both clubs are pencilled in to be the home side. Rangers will clash with St Mirren while the second-tier side face off with Partick Thistle.