Will Rangers remain on course to win a 28th League Cup, last doing so in 2011?
Whatever happens in the next ninth months, this season, to some extent, has already been a success for the Light Blues.
That’s because they’ve ended their 12-year exile from the Champions League group stages, ousting Royale Union Saint-Gilloise and PSV Eindhoven in qualifiers.
So, they’ll take on Ajax, Napoli and Liverpool in a mouth-watering group, starting with a trip to Amsterdam in just eight days time.
Before then, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team face the small matter of a meeting with Celtic on Saturday, so will want to get through this tie with a minimum of fuss.
Queen of the South meanwhile reached this round as one of the three best-ranked group runners up.
The Doonhamers only accumulated eight points in Group F, but snuck through to round two for the first time since 2018 on goal difference.
Down in League One, Queens sit eighth, having lost 3-1 at Falkirk on Saturday.
Thus, anything other than a routine home win at Ibrox would be a massive shock.