RANGERS fan are facing a nervy wait to find out whether they'll be handed an allocation for the Europa League match against Borussia Dortmund.

The Ibrox side are set to face the Bundesliga side in the Play-off round of the competition with an away leg on February 17 and the return leg in Glasgow the following week.

But, fan restrictions in Germany currently vastly reduce capacity at football matches with just 750 fans inside Dortmund's 80,000-seater Westfalenstadion.
Should the restrictions remain then it would be unlikely any away fans would be allowed into the match. The German government have agreed to talk over a unified set of rules for entry to large events.

It's been ruled that the restrictions should be agreed by February 9 which will see fan entry limits decided.

The Ministerpräsidentenkonferenz agreement, as per Derek Rae, reads: “The heads of state governments have agreed that regarding staging of large events, a unified agreement of existing regulations is needed.

"They instruct the heads of the state & senate chancellories to agree on unified rules by 9 Feb.”

It means fans should receive some indication over whether an away allocation will be received ahead of the Europa League tie.

Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has slammed the continued fan restrictions as he insisted football fans "fall victim to symbolic politics".

He told Bild: "Almost three quarters of Germans are vaccinated. For months there have been sufficient vaccination offers for every single citizen in this country. 

"We now know a lot more about Omikron. Nevertheless, we sometimes allow almost 90 percent of the capacity indoors and only 750 people in outdoor stadiums. 

"People are locked out in the open air. That's not proportionate, that's not science either, nobody understands that anymore.

“There were always complaints that football was given special rights in Germany. Just the opposite is the case. Football falls victim to symbolic politics. 

"It is bitter that after two years the majority of MPK participants are only thinking about bans and not also about a minimum of possibilities and logical decisions. 

"We will take a close look at the decisions of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and check whether we can have them checked in an urgent procedure.”