Stirling Albion head for Ibrox Stadium on Friday evening to play Rangers in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

The match is live on Premier Sports with a 7.45pm kick-off.

This is our first meeting with Rangers since a 0-0 draw at Ibrox in a Third Division game in March 2013 which was shown live on ESPN.

The Albion team that day was: Sam Filler, Jamie McCunnie, Ross Forsyth, David McClune, Jamie Bishop, Gary Thom, Josh Flood, Mark Ferry, Jordan White, Scott Davidson, Phil Johnston. The substitutes were David Crawford, Danny Ashe, Stephen Day, Graham Weir and Sandy Cunningham.

The only previous Scottish Cup tie between the sides was a fourth-round clash at Ibrox in February 1978 when we lost 1-0 to a goal from Derek Johnstone.

Darren Young’s men go into the game on the back of a 3-3 draw at Stranraer last weekend while Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team are four points clear at the top of the cinch Premiership table following Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

We beat Berwick Rangers 2-1 in round two at Shielfield thanks to a last-minute winner from Jordan McGregor then saw off Tranent Juniors 4-0 at Forthbank in round three at the end of November, helped by a double from top scorer Dylan Mackin.

Defender Paul McLean remains a long-term absentee and midfielder Marc Laird has also been missing of late due to injury. Rabin Omar, Dylan Bikey, Daniel Scally and Leo Watson (end of loan) have left the club this month, with striker Akeel Francis and on-loan Aberdeen defender Mason Hanock joining.

There are no replays at this stage of the competition so extra time and penalties, if required, would determine the outcome if the scores are level after 90 minutes!

Our ticket sales for the game have now ended, with almost 800 sold. We look forward to seeing you all at Ibrox.

The referee for Friday’s game is John Beaton.

Spectators will not be permitted entry if they cannot prove that they are: fully vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 virus in last 24 hours or are exempt.

Paper copies for the NHS app status are acceptable to prove vaccination status.

A recent negative LFT test can only be evidenced by using the NHS Test text or email result when reporting a lateral flow test.