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Rangers to face Spurs test ahead of final

Rangers are set to face Spurs in a closed doors friendly next month in preparation for the Scottish Cup final.

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Rangers could line up against Premier League side Tottenham in a closed doors warm-up ahead of next month's Scottish Cup final according to reports.

Mark Warburton's side face a twenty day break between fixtures ahead of the showpiece clash with Hibs and the manager has previously stated his plan to organise a friendly down south to aid his side's preparation. Rangers faced Spurs in pre-season at the London club's Hotspur Way training facility in Enfield, losing 3-2, and would look to use the game to keep players sharp and give the likes of Harry Forrester a chance to prove his fitness before the final.

The match would be the latest indication of a strong working relationship between managers Mark Warburton and Mauricio Pochettino following the loans of Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Ball and the earlier friendly between the sides. It's not crazy suggest Warburton may look to take advantage of it again this Summer with more loan moves.

Cup final opponents Hibs could be in play-off action right up until the May 21st final so it's a good move by Rangers to organise a closed doors game with quality opposition. Spurs are in action right up until May 15th, and with the Euro's coming up over the summer it'll probably be a weakened Spurs side, but any fixture won't likely take place until after that.