Rangers deputy chairman John Bennett says he would be open to discussions about Rangers and other Scottish clubs entering the Carabao Cup.
The English domestic cup competition is administered by the EFL, and Bennett believes it is worth looking into whether the Gers could be invited to the tournament in the future:
“I think the Carabao Cup would be very interesting for the Old Firm to be invited to, but also to participate because I think of the colour, the fans, the excitement it would bring. And I actually think the attraction it would bring to broadcasters. I’m not sure it’s limited to the Old Firm. I think that’s something we should explore, I’m keen to explore and I think it’s something the English Football League should be keen to explore. Forecasting is always a dangerous game but I’ll give you this forecast – we would sell out our away allocation, no problem.”
It is certainly an interesting suggestion from Bennett but, considering the number of games the Light Blues play currently, including league, cup and European matches, it would need some sort of restructuring in Scottish football for it to work.
The EFL, which comprises of English Championship, League One and League Two teams, would probably be open to the idea, considering it would bring in extra revenue, which they badly need after being seriously impacted by the global health crisis. Even so, there are a lot of politics involved and you wouldn’t bet on this proposal progressing very far.