By Will Butcher

Former Rangers star Peter Lovenkrands has posted a heartfelt Twitter message after it was confirmed former club doorman Peter Jacobs had died.

The Rangers official website released a club statement on Tuesday afternoon to reveal that Jacobs had passed away after suffering from a short illness.

Lovenkrands, who also played for Birmingham and Newcastle during his career, posted an emotional response on his personal Twitter account stating that “it won’t be the same” without Jacobs.

Jacobs had worked on the front desk at Ibrox for more than a quarter of a century and had a huge effect on the club, as well as Lovenkrands, who spent six years in Glasgow with the Gers.

Former Denmark international Lovenkrands retired in 2014 after finishing his career with Birmingham. He made 182 appearances with the Scottish giants and found the back of the net 54 times in league and cup encounters.

The 26-year-old joined the Gers in 2000 from Danish side AB for £1.3million, before leaving to join Bundesliga giants Schalke in 2006. Lovenkrands finished his career with Midlands giants Birmingham in 2014 with 98 career goals.

Jacobs will have been proud to see his beloved club return to the Scottish Premiership in the new campaign.

Their next clash see’s them travel to Inverness, where the club will be sure to pay tribute to Jacobs on the pitch.

In other Rangers news, fans reacted on Twitter to Karamoko Dembele playing for Celtic’s Under-2os.