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Richard Gough suggests a problem for Rangers ahead of Scottish Cup final

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Ibrox side Rangers will face Hibernian in the final of the Scottish Cup next month.

Richard Gough has written in The Scottish Sun that Rangers could face a problem in preparing for the Scottish Cup final next season.

Rangers will take on Hibernian in the final of the prestigious cup competition at Hampden Park in Glasgow on May 21.

The Gers’ last match before the game against Hibs will be against St. Mirren away from home at The Paisley 2021 Stadium in the Scottish Championship on May 1.

This means that there will be a three-week break for the Glasgow giants before they play Hibernian.

Former Rangers defender Gough has suggested that this could be a problem for Mark Warburton’s side.

“Preparation is the biggest problem, given Rangers have a three-week break without competitive games,” the former Tottenham Hotspur defender told The Scottish Sun.

“But then Hibs won’t have the ideal build-up. They could face eight games in less than four weeks with their play-off commitments. That is tough, physically and mentally. Players end up fatigued in every way at the end of a long season.

“Rangers have the opposite problem and I know from experience it can be hard to switch off and then switch back on again for a final.”

Rangers have already won the Scottish Championship title this season and have gained automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers have also clinched the Scottish Challenge Cup and will win the treble with a Scottish Cup triumph.

The Glasgow giants will be aiming to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.

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