Rangers' clash with Braga this Thursday afternoon could fall victim to Storm Dennis - but there are plans in place at UEFA to combat any potential fixture postponement.

Gers were scheduled to play Livingston last Saturday only for the waterlogged pitch to put paid to the afternoon kick-off. Instead that game was rescheduled for the following day when the hosts won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Scott Arfield.

It could, indeed, mean Thursday's game has a similar fate with an inspection likely. But UEFA's protocol would mean the game would also be scheduled for the next day should it be unplayable on Thursday.

Article 25 of UEFA's rulebook states: "If a match cannot start or cannot be played in full, the full or remaining match time is, as a rule, played on the next day, without prejudice to any possible disciplinary measures. For that purpose, the host clubs must conclude all the necessary agreements to ensure that the required facilities are available and can be operated.

"If the match cannot be rescheduled the next day, the UEFA administration fixes a new date, during a reserve date or other date. The rescheduling may entail exceptions to the regular match calendar."

This would mean that if Thursday's game was called-off due to weather, the governing body for the Europa League competition would seek to have the game played on Friday, instead.

Not ideal for Steven Gerrard's men, of course, with games coming thick and fast including Sunday's away trip to St Johnstone.