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Rangers game against Dunfermline postponed due to international call-ups

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The League One game between Rangers and Dunfermline at Ibrox, scheduled for Saturday October 12, has been postponed due to Rangers as three of their players will be on international duty that weekend.

The current league leaders asked for their home match to be postponed after three of their first team players were called up by their respective countries. Defenders Lee Wallace and Arnold Peralta were called up by Scotland and Honduras respectively, while Lewis MacLeod has been included in Billy Stark’s Scotland Under-21 squad. Despite having 27 players at their disposal within the first team squad, with the likes of forwards Dean Shiels and Andy Little also on standby for Northern Ireland.

With a three players already ineligible to play that weekend against Dunfermline and a further two possibly, manager Ally McCoist using league rules asked for the game to be moved.

Rangers are top of SPFL League One five points ahead of second placed Dunfermline, however the call off means that Rangers will have no home league games in October. Which is sure to have a small dent on the Ibrox side who posted operating losses of around £14 million this week.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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