Rangers have appealed to their supporters to observe coronavirus restrictions when they are presented with the Premiership trophy on Saturday.

James Tavernier will lift the Ibrox club’s first major honour since 2011 following the league game against Aberdeen in Govan this weekend.

Many fans look set to march to the stadium mark of their achievement and then hold impromptu celebrations around Glasgow.

Rangers were criticised by senior Holyrood and Police Scotland officials back in March when they clinched their first Scottish title in 10 years.

They were accused of not doing enough to deter their followers from breaching strict Covid-19 guidelines and gathering in large numbers.

But in a statement published on their official website today, Rangers warned their fans to remain “within your own community”.

The statement read: “This Saturday will be a historic day in the illustrious history of our 150-year-old institution.

“It’s been a long journey over the past 10 years and we would not have achieved ‘55’ without the loyalty and support of you, our fanbase.

“You have followed us through the darkest of times, and have stood firm, in anticipation of the club lifting the league trophy for a world record 55th time.

“It’s a day to enjoy and to celebrate the achievements of our club, and the title win by Steven Gerrard and his team.

“However, we are cognisant that the battle against Covid-19 is far from over and that the virus is still live. It hasn’t gone away.

“Please celebrate this historic day for our club in a safe and sensible manner, respecting public safety- adhering to the current government guidelines and restrictions which are still in place.

“In particular, please be mindful of the government guidelines regarding gathering in large numbers. If possible, please celebrate within your own community.

“Once again, we thank you for your unrivalled support, and look forward to welcoming you back to our stadium to create the famous Ibrox atmosphere, once restrictions permit.”