Steven Gerrard announces third friendly v UCL side for Rangers


Steven Gerrard last night
confirmed an extra friendly has been included in Rangers’ pre-season program
with a clash against Welsh Champions League side The New Saints to precede the visit
of Bury.

Speaking at the end of Rangers
training camp in Malaga, Gerrard dropped the extra fixture in and revealed that
the Welsh outfit, who Rangers drew with during a patchy pre-season last time
around, will once again come to the now Hummel Training Centre in a likely
closed door fixture to give Stevie his first taste of management in earnest.
Naturally ‘it’s all about fitness’
but then it isn’t, is it? Teams want to win friendlies and managers want to
test their summer ideas in practise, and while the main aim is getting the
heart and lungs in shape, nevertheless morale gets a huge boost with a win and
a manager learns if his ideas are any good or not.
Rangers will also want ‘revenge’
on last summer’s disappointing result at Auchenhowie, and while there will be
no coverage of this match for the wider fanbase, nevertheless supporters will
be glued to their devices awaiting the latest updates.
Here’s hoping Gerrard manages a
positive start.


  1. I don’t agree it’s about wining or revenge for the last fixture against them. It’s all about learning the new style, formation, players getting familiar with others and of course the opportunity for players to stake claims and impress the new management team. It’s a friendly behind closed doors and a step in the process to get us up to the level demanded. No more, no less. Victory is unimportant.

  2. Let's not read too much into pre season friendlies, or for that matter early season results. This is a massive rebuilding job Stevie G has undertaken and he must be given the time and space to do his work. Undoubtably some of the signings will work and some won't but the least we expect is desire, effort and pride in the blue shirt. I'm confident Gerrard will succeed but it may not be this season. Let's stick with him and the team and give them every support.

  3. Its good for gelling the players,results are not important
    Heres the advert for Wigan supporters- notice it Steven Gerrards Rangers i knew this was gonna be our new label!🇬🇧

    They cant even spell his name right ffs-😂

    Coach bookings are now being taken (details below) for the Pre-season friendly game against Stephen Gerard’s Glasgow Rangers on Sunday July 29th 2018 at the Ibrox Stadium (kick off 3.00 p.m.).

    LETS GO WATP 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

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