'Good test', 'Buzzing' - Rangers fans react as fixtures released with blockbuster opening day
Rangers face a trip to Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen in Steven Gerrard’s first league game in charge of the Gers – and fans can’t wait to see their side in action under their new boss.
The fixtures were confirmed on Friday morning as the SPFL revealed the fixture list for the coming season on Twitter.
Who are you backing?
— SPFL (@spfl) June 15, 2018
The Gers and Dons were involved in a fight for second in the table last season with Derek McInnes’ side coming out on top – and the Ibrox giants will kick off the season on August 5th when they head north.
The Light Blues will be desperate to get their season off to a strong start and a win at Pittodrie would be a fantastic way to kick off the campaign for Gerrard’s side.
Gers fans are delighted with the opening day trip to Pittodrie – with on fan saying they are already “buzzing” ahead of the new campaign getting started.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
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— JJ Bird ???? (@JJBRD_21) June 15, 2018
Good test to start the season off ????????
— nicky taylor???????? (@nickyt3232) June 15, 2018
Bring it on BUZZING for the new season already ! pic.twitter.com/UHJ7DHsZSd
— Craig Paterson (@CraigPa18562841) June 15, 2018
So, of the top 3 teams last year, excluding us (so sheep, spoon burners and them) we play all three of them away first……..
— Jim (@wmcg2011) June 15, 2018
Perfect, put the marker down for the rest of the season
— Ian Mackie (@ianmackie88) June 15, 2018
Giving them it sore on the first day will be beautiful. pic.twitter.com/B1VKXLSPgv
— SMITHY ???????????????????????????????????? (@smithycrs92) June 15, 2018
I would urge all fans not to judge a new squad and manager on those first 4 games. We are building but not yet built. Season end is judgement time.
— Bob McKay (@tartanbobmckay) June 15, 2018
The Ibrox giants’ first home game in the league comes six days later when newly-promoted St. Mirren come to visit.
The first Old Firm clash of the season takes place on September 1st at Celtic Park before the Hoops cross the city on December 29th.
aIn other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.