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22nd Feb, 2018 | 3:10pm

Top-half club wants showdown talks over Rangers - report

Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock will demand “showdown talks” with the SPFL over facing a prospective third trip to Ibrox to face Rangers this season, according to a report.
The Daily Record claims that top-half club Killie are likely to have to travel to take on Graeme Murty’s side after the split which sees the top and bottom six sides play each other in the final five games of the season and it is understood the Rugby Park side will demand talks over missing out on a home game against the Gers.
Since the split came into use in 2000, several sides have had to face an imbalanced fixture list with Rangers having had six seasons where they have had to travel to a particular club three times in a season.
According to the Daily Record’s report, Kilmarnock are thought to be concerned at the “unfairness” of facing three trips to Ibrox on league duty.
Steve Clarke’s side picked up a 1-1 draw at Ibrox earlier this season and will return to Ibrox next month with a third trip almost certain if the Ayrshire side remain in the top six.
Despite Kilmarnock’s reported issue with the perceived “unfairness” of the split, Killie have benefited from it in the past with three visits from Celtic to Rugby Park in 2010/11.
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