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I'll Play For Both

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THE GOALIE: Goram is looking forward to playing in the Legends match THE GOALIE: Goram is looking forward to playing in the Legends match

THERE are plenty of footballers who would give anything for a crack at next month’s Rangers v Man Utd legends clash, but Andy Goram wants two bites at the cherry.

The legendary goalkeeper, who celebrated his 49th birthday on Saturday, is part of Walter Smith’s Light Blues squad but as a fan and former player for both sides The Goalie admits he’d love a run out in both shirts as something of a birthday gift.

He spent seven massively successful years at Ibrox during the peak of his career before stopping off at Old Trafford on loan in 2001, making his United debut 12 years ago tomorrow.

Now he wants to use that link with the club he grew up supporting as an opportunity to feature for both sides at Ibrox on May 6.

The opportunity to pull on a Man Utd shirt again for Bryan Robson's legends would also give him the chance to go head to head with friend and current Gers boss Ally McCoist.

Rangers’ record scorer bagged the only goal when the pair both featured for a legends side against AC Milan last March and he’ll fancy his chances again this time round.

Goram is confident he would have the upper hand these days even if he admits he’d have struggled against McCoist when the two were in their pomp.

He said: “It would be great fun to face Coisty. I’d certainly rather come up against Ally in his present state than at his peak in the ‘90s.

“If he makes it out on to the pitch he’ll be playing a front three on his own that night I think!

“Playing a half for both sides is not something that we’ve spoken about really seriously, but it would be nice, I’d love to do it and I know Ray Wilkins would too, but I’m not sure if it will happen. Maybe we’ll have a word with the gaffer and see if it’s an option.”

Whoever he plays for and for however long Goram is relishing the prospect of appearing at Ibrox again after loving every minute of that AC Milan clash.

He added: “It’ll just be great to be back at Ibrox and hopefully in front of a full house again, because everyone thought the Milan game last year was special.

“Even their players then couldn’t believe the crowd we got for the teams we put out but there were some great players on show and it will be the same this time round.

“It was a special occasion when Milan were here and I think it will be even more so this time because it’s Manchester United.

“It was never in doubt that we’d get a great crowd again Milan, but I don’t think anyone thought we’d get a full house for what was basically an over 40s game.

“Personally it was a great chance for me to get to play with some of the Dutch lads because they were brought in by Dick Advocaat.

“Getting the chance to play with guys like Michael Mols was superb. Mikey has such quick feet, he’s a great player.

“The same goes for Arthur Numan and the De Boer brothers. I’d never had that opportunity before and it made me realise just how good they are.

“Watching as a spectator is different. I knew from seeing them they were good but you don’t realise how good until you get that chance to play alongside them close up.”

Tickets for the match at 2pm of Monday 6 May 2013 will will go on public sale tomorrow (April 18)!

Public sale prices are £17 for adults £13 for concessions and £5 for juveniles. Season ticket holders will receive a £2 discount on tickets so adults prices are £15, concessions are £10 and kids just £3. Public sale family packages are also available (2 adults and 2 children) for £40.

Supporters can buy tickets online at www.rangers.co.uk, by calling 0871 702 1972 or visiting the Rangers Ticket Centre. Hospitality packages are also available from £99 plus VAT per place. Calls cost 10p plus network charges.

Supporters can also join a host of Rangers and Manchester United legends at a gala dinner at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow after the glamour match at Ibrox on the 6 May.

Tickets for the event cost £110 + VAT per person or £1100 + VAT for a table of 10 and the package includes drinks reception, 4-course meal with wine, commemorative gift and programme.

To book call 0871 702 1972, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or book online at www.rangers.co.uk. Calls cost 10p plus network charges.

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