Annan Athletic are hoping to stir more interest in their promising league campaign with a mouthwatering cup clash with Rangers on the horizon.

Peter Murphy’s side are looking forward to welcoming the Ibrox giants to Galabank next month in the Scottish Cup fifth round.

It has today been confirmed that the game will be played on February 12 with a 5.30pm kick-off, and shown live on Premier Sports TV.

Ticket details are still to be confirmed.

Before then, they will look to press on with their promotion push in League Two.

They host Stirling Albion on Saturday looking to make it 11 games unbeaten in all competitions.

Annan this week announced a half season-ticket offer for their remaining eight home league games.

And they say any fan buying one will automatically get the opportunity to buy a ticket for the Rangers clash.

Former Carlisle United favourite Murphy’s in-form side booked the tie against the Premiership champions after a thrilling 4-3 extra-time win at Clydebank last weekend.

The Galabankies, meanwhile, have announced that Jack Purdue is leaving the club.

The midfielder, who made eight appearances this season, is heading to Australia.

The 22-year-old thanked Annan for helping him through a tough time with injury.

"The club has been massive for me after everything that happened here," he said.

"They stood by me through the toughest year of my life so it was a hard decision to make leaving.

"It will always hold a special place with me but the opportunity was too great to pass down.

"In the next month or so I’ll be leaving to Melbourne. I was put in touch with an agency there and they’ve helped find a club for me over there.

"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and something I’ve always wanted to experience playing in another country and just a different lifestyle completely.

"I’m thankful to the manager and the club for making it an easy process for me and not standing in my way when I came to them with this opportunity.”