Ibrox again for blue Toon

10-04-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. GLASGOW. Hampden Park. April 10, 2016. Petrofac Training Cup Final. Rangers FC v Peterhead FC. Rory McAllister 9 and James Tavernier 2.
10-04-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. GLASGOW. Hampden Park. April 10, 2016. Petrofac Training Cup Final. Rangers FC v Peterhead FC. Rory McAllister 9 and James Tavernier 2.

Peterhead’s reward for topping their Betfred Scottish League Cup group will be a trip to Premiership side Rangers next week.

The pair were the first two teams drawn out of the pots with seeded Rangers getting the home advantage.

The Blue Toon are no strangers to Ibrox, having played their in the same competition last season where they lost 3-0 to the home side.

It was the first of two meetings of the sides that season as they would again play each other in the Scottish Challenge Cup final at Hampden Park in April.

There are happier memories for Peterhead against Rangers however, as the Blue Toon recorded a famous win over the Glasgow giants back in 2013 when Scott Ross and Rory McAllister helped them to a 2-1 win at Ibrox in the old Scottish Third Division.

Peterhead progressed to the second round of the new look Scottish League Cup, sponsored by betting company Betfred, thanks to group stage wins over Forfar and Scottish Premiership side Dundee as well as a penalty shoot-out victory over Dumbarton at the weekend which secured the necessary bonus point to take them to top spot in the group.

Meanwhile, Rangers made light work of their group after winning all four games without conceding a single goal.

The Ibrox men beat Motherwell, Stranraer, Annan Athletic and East Stirlingshire to finish top.

The Blue Toon can expect a different side from the one they faced in the Challenge Cup final last season with manager Mark Warburton having added no less than nine new signings to his squad for their return to the Scottish top flight.

A date for the match, and indeed all other fixtures, is yet to be confirmed as the 16 remaining clubs in the competition await an announcement regarding TV coverage.

The match will take place next week on either Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 or Thursday 11 and Peterhead Football Club will release detail about tickets once the date has been finalised.