The Scottish Premiership announced that the Motherwell vs Rangers tie has been ahead of the Europa League semi-final between Rangers and RB Leipzig. The teams will now meet on Sunday instead of the original kick-off time on Saturday. Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst had asked for the game to be rescheduled so as to provide the team with an extra day for preparation. Rangers are currently six points adrift of rivals Celtic.
“There are a lot of games to be played and you have seen in other countries where a lot of games are moved, different dates or even kick-off times were changed,” Giovanni van Bronckhorst said about the rescheduling of the Motherwell vs Rangers game. “I think we just want to do the best for Scotland, that’s why are still involved in Europe and getting a lot of points for everyone really, in this country.”
“We received a request from Rangers to bring forward their game away to Motherwell, which was scheduled for Sunday 24 April, to the previous day, giving Rangers more time to prepare for their Europa League semi-final against RB Leipzig,” the SPFL said. “We are very pleased to be able to accommodate this request and the Motherwell v Rangers game will now be rescheduled to Saturday 23 April, with a 12noon kick-off. We would like to record our sincere appreciation to Motherwell FC, Sky Sports, and Police Scotland for accommodating this change, and wish Rangers the very best of luck in their European campaign.”