Champions League forces Bairns fixture switch

Date: 20/07/12. Stenhousemuir. Ochilview. League Cup, Round One draw, First Minister Alex Salmond helps make the draw.
Date: 20/07/12. Stenhousemuir. Ochilview. League Cup, Round One draw, First Minister Alex Salmond helps make the draw.
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UEFA’s premier club competition is forcing Falkirk into fixture switches after the Communities League Cup draw paired them with Rangers.

Celtic’s European Cup games have impacted on the Bairns’ upcoming schedule, forcing the match with Livingston on Spetember 1 to be played a day later.

That’s because the visit to Ibrox has been moved to Thursday, August 30.

The original League Cup dates were either August 28 or 29, but with Celtic in Champions League action on the Wednesday, policing requirements mean the Rangers game must be moved.

It will eb the second game between the sides in 10 days, as Rangers are scheduled to visit The Falkirk Stadium in the Ramsdens Cup on Tuesday, August 21.