February 25, 2024

Rangers goalkeeper Jay Hogarth has signed for Dumbarton on loan until the end of the season. The 20-year-old, who is yet to make a competitive appearance for the Ibrox side, spent last season the books of Alloa Athletic.

Hogarth joins the Rock club as they look to win promotion from League Two, however, Stenhousemuir still hold a sizeable lead at the top of the table.

The shot-stopper will be ineligible for the upcoming Scottish Cup third round tie between Dumbarton and Philippe Clement’s men.

Meanwhile, Rangers are set to undertake a trial of moving smaller groups of away supporters for the Scottish Premiership clash against Livingston on February 3.

The Ibrox side say the move will help “maximise the number of supporters in the stadium”.

Away fans are normally situated in the Govan west corner of the stadium, and this will remain the case for clubs who bring a larger travelling support, but for the upcoming fixture against David Martindale’s men, Livingston fans will be situated in the club deck .

A club statement read: “The trial’s objective is to maximise the number of Rangers supporters within Ibrox Stadium and to help further amplify the match day atmosphere in support of the team.

“Traditionally, away supporters at Ibrox are located within the Govan west corner, and this will remain the case for clubs who take up a larger number of tickets made available to them.

“However, with some visiting clubs only using a small proportion of tickets, Rangers will, for this match, welcome Livingston’s supporters in the club deck, thus allowing Rangers to make the Govan west corner available to our own supporters and therefore increase the number of Rangers fans within the stadium.

“Following the game, Rangers will make a thorough assessment of the success of the trial before making any decision on repeating the trial at future matches.


Rangers goalkeeper Jay Hogarth joins Dumbarton on loan until end of the  season

“Over 20,000 MyGers members are on the season ticket waiting list, and the club will continue to explore options to maximise the number of tickets available to Rangers supporters both home and away.

“Season ticket holders who cannot attend a home match are encouraged to use Seat Sub to make their seat available to another Rangers supporter.

“Supporters using Seat Sub receive 75 per cent of their ticket price back as a credit for future purchases and help ensure Ibrox remains full to provide maximum support to the men’s first team.”

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