Champions League manager confirms Rangers friendly


The New Saints manager Scott
Ruscoe has confirmed the details of next week’s friendly with Rangers, in
Steven Gerrard’s first action as manager of the Famous.
The Welsh champions and Champions
League hopefuls will travel up to Glasgow on Tuesday
for an apparent closed-door clash at The Hummel Training Centre, with Gerrard
looking to see how many dividends the camp at Malaga paid.
Ruscoe said:
on Friday and Rangers on Tuesday will be tests for us and the first games where
the performance is more important than anything else.”
TNS beat Falkirk
on Friday 2-0, so while little can be accurately measured at this point,
Rangers are facing a team whose morale has taken a little boost and it is a
very healthy test to open Gerrard’s account.
The corresponding fixture last
pre-season was a disappointing 1-1 draw, and while Ruscoe is right to say
performance is paramount, a win would be good for the mood, which is already
pretty buoyant at Ibrox these days it has to be said.
We don’t have a kick off
time  but it’s safe to say fans all over
will be eager to hear how the first match of Gerrard’s managerial career at
Ibrox goes.


  1. We might as well have invited Linfield over for another doing. Champions League Team? Very funny IN!

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