Ross McCausland insists Rangers will not be at a disadvantage if they are forced to hit the road and leave Ibrox in the opening weeks of the new campaign.

And the Northern Irishman has backed the Light Blue legions to make their presence felt wherever Phillipe Clement's side begins their bid for the Premiership title next month.

Rangers remain in discussions with bosses at Hampden and Murrayfield as they seek to secure an alternative home for their first fixtures this term. Clement’s side kick-off their league challenge at Tynecastle on Saturday, August 3 but are on the hunt for a venue for their visits of Motherwell and Ross County due to costly ongoing delays to building work in the Copland Stand.

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The loss of the Ibrox factor for those domestic fixtures and the crucial Champions League qualifiers could have a detrimental impact on a side that Clement is seeking to overhaul and lead to silverware success this term. But McCausland believes Rangers will be able to handle the situation as tens of thousands of supporters wait to discover where they will be taking their seats when the campaign gets off and running.

“Of course that is something that is out of our hands,” McCausland says as he spoke at a pre-season training camp in the Netherlands. “I can 100 percent back that the Rangers fans will be wherever we are going to play our games. They never let us down. Ever. I am 100 per cent certain that they are going to be wherever we are.

“I don’t think that will affect us. It is something that is out of our hands and it is something that we as players, there is nothing we can do about it. It is just something that we are just going to focus wherever we are and just have to do the business and keep working hard, like we are now.”