Rangers boss Stuart McCall going postal for Hibs play-off team talk

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Stuart McCall is going to read a letter from fans as his Wednesday night team talk.

Stuart McCall has told the Daily Record he plans to read a letter that was delivered to him by fans before Sunday’s game against Queen of the South as his pre-Hibs team talk .

The letter was given to McCall by Rangers fans' group, the Union Bears, with the intention of it being read out to the team before they took to the field against Queen of the South, but the Rangers manager wanted to save it for Wednesday night.

It outlines what promotion would mean to the Rangers fans who packed out Ibrox for Sunday’s encounter and look set to do the same when Hibernian come to town on Wednesday night.

McCall – who was very impressed by the letter – is already looking forward to the match against Alan Stubbs’ Hibs, but thinks it’s important the players know just how much promotion means to the fans.

“I’m leaving it for Wednesday night. It’s a fantastic letter,” he said.

“The basis was that today was a must-win but it wasn’t. I’m not saying Wednesday is but there’s a lot of good stuff in it and I’d already done what I thought was right for the players against Queens.

“Listen, it’s a fans’ perspective and we know how they’re feeling. Hopefully, we’ve sent them home happy and they’ll be back on Wednesday with their voices ready to go.”

The Light Blues go into the semi-final game with only one defeat in 17 games, although there have been a few poor draws thrown in there that bring the statistic down.

McCall now has three days to prepare his side to face the well rested Hibernian as he looks to return Rangers to the Scottish Premiership and complete the job he was given when he took over.

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