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Rangers fixture backlog holds no fears for Sasa Papac

Bystaff and agencies 800PM GMT seventeen March 2010

Rangers Jubilation Allan McGregor and Sasa Papac applaud winning the Old Firm at Ibrox Photo REUTERS

Sunday"s Co-operative Insurance Cup last is the initial of at slightest eight fixtures in the subsequent twenty-nine days for Walter Smith"s men, who will have to fool around each week end and midweek until April eighteen to contest on 3 fronts.

Next Wednesday"s Active Nation Scottish Cup quarter-final replay will establish either Rangers have a ninth diversion to fool around in that period.

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With a small squad, the subsequent month could widen the Ibrox club"s resources to the limit. But rather than tatter over such a schedule, left-back Papac has shrugged it off.

"We"ve had a lot of games this season, really, and we don"t have a big squad," the thirty year-old said. "But we are ready for this and it doesn"t make a difference when the games are in dual or 3 days, or 7 days."

Rangers have not helped themselves by being taken to replays in each turn of the Scottish Cup so far. The idealisation was the majority frustrating, with Papac and his team-mates throwing afar a 3-1 lead to pull 3-3 opposite Dundee United.

The fall stirred a sauce down from physical education instructor Walter Smith, something Bosnian star Papac welcomed.

"Especially at Ibrox, 3 goals opposite us is as well much," he said. "If you are 3-1 up after 60 minutes, you contingency win this game. I think we have been a small bit quiescent this deteriorate in the cup. Against Hamilton we additionally conceded 3 goals. We contingency arise up now."

Indeed, Papac claims Rangers" perspective in the crater has been bad compared to how they have approached the Scottish Premier League, that they lead by thirteen points.

"Maybe we fool around improved if we have some-more pressure, similar to in the SPL," he said.

Yet, Papac certified it will be some-more formidable to be the cause of himself for Sunday"s League Cup final, simply given of Rangers" laxity with the opposition.

"It"s the sixth diversion opposite St Mirren this season," he said. "St Mirren have additional proclivity given it"s a prolonged time given they played in the final. But we have experience for the last integrate of seasons and we can win this."

Ensuring the precious metal forms piece of a three-way stays the idealisation goal, however.

"It"s the initial last this year. We have a great opening in the SPL and perplexing to finish with an additional crater is formidable given we have an additional diversion in Dundee but we will see."

Meanwhile, it was reliable currently that Rangers" SPL diversion with Aberdeen, that was deferred from subsequent Wednesday due to their crater replay, had been rearranged for Wednesday, April 07.


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