Rangers have confirmed when Steven Gerrard’s first game at Ibrox will take place – and Gers fans were hoping the Light Blues would announce an away game down south.
The Ibrox giants will welcome Bury to Glasgow on July 6th ahead of the Europa League kicking off six days later – before hosting Wigan on July 29th.
Steven Gerrard’s side announced the fixtures on their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) June 8, 2018
Gers fans were hoping they would have a trip to England over the summer – with one wanting to take “a week off work and get mad wae it.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Not exactly glamour ties, but should win both and give us some confidence going into the European ties
— Stuart Young (@StuartY19) June 8, 2018
Wow, that’ll be belters.
— David Nimmo (@Nimsay1872) June 8, 2018
Can’t say I’m overly excited about the friendly fixtures, especially both being at home.
I’ll still be there right enough!
— Andy McKellar (@AMcKellar89) June 8, 2018
Just the two matches? No away planned?
— Sparky???????? (@its_Rammo_) June 8, 2018
— Gregco (@Gregco5088) June 8, 2018
Announce an away English friendly so we can all take a week off work and get absolutely mad wae it. Thanks
— Greenock Britannia Loyal (@GBLRSCLSC) June 8, 2018
Announce away friendly’s
— William (@WTownsley) June 8, 2018
With the Europa League campaign starting so early in the summer, then an early elimination sould see the Gers arrange further games.
Gers fans have enjoyed trips to the likes of Derby and Sheffield Wednesday in recent seasons – and still hold the attendance record at Derby’s Pride Park stadium.
The Light Blues return to training on June 15th before flying out to Spain two days later for a training camp in Andalusia.
Gerrard’s first competitive game will be on July 12th when the Gers play in the first qualifying round of the Europa League – with their opponents still to be confirmed.
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