Rangers last starting XI v Scottish Cup opponents Ayr United: where are they now? - gallery

A look back at the last Rangers team to take on Ayr United.

Rangers progressed to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup in fairly routined fashion as they secured a comfortable 4-1 victory away to Dumbarton.

The Gers will hope to go all the way in this year’s tournament as they bid to secure a 35th Scottish Cup title  and a first since 2022.

Philippe Clement’s men have already tasted success in the League Cup this term and will hope to continue their upwards trajectory. Standing in their way in the next stage of the tournament is a much unfancied Ayr United team who will be relishing the opportunity to try and prove doubters wrong in front of the Ibrox faithful.

As it stands Ayr United are battling to survive in the Scottish Championship - which is a huge drop off from the form that they produced last season when they missed out on promotion through the play-offs.

The upcoming cup match marks the first meeting between the two teams since a League Cup tie back in September 2018.  On that occasion Steven Gerrard’s men stormed to a 4-0 victory with Nikola Katic, Glenn Middleton and Alfredo Morelos grabbing the goals.

Here we take a look back at the starting XI that played that day at Ibrox and the path that their careers have gone on since.

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