THE SPFL are heading for a fixture problem at the split if the top six in the Premiership remain in place.

Rangers will have played all five of their rivals in the top half of the league twice at Ibrox this season.

But Graeme Murty’s side will be due two home
 games after the split, which could force two teams to make a third trip to Govan.

The final Glasgow derby of the campaign will be played at Parkhead and it’s unlikely Aberdeen will be required to complete a trio of games in Glasgow.

As it stands, that would leave Hibs, Hearts or Kilmarnock facing the prospect of a third visit to Ibrox.

At the start of the season, SPFL secretary Iain Blair admitted: “I have been doing this job for almost 19 years and, unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfect fixture list.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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