Rangers given major Champions League dates

Rangers given major Champions League dates
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Rangers fans have a long time to wait before their third round in the Champions League qualifiers is drawn, with the opponent to be revealed in 6 weeks.

July 18 has been formally confirmed as the draw date where Rangers will get either Monaco, FC Midtjylland, Sturm Graz, or Union Saint-Gilloise with the match’s first leg taking place on either the 2nd or 3rd of August.

In short, it’s a while away, which gives GVB plenty of time for pre-season and to sell and sign where he sees fit.

It’s the first proper pre-season Rangers’ manager has had since taking over in November, and it’s often said how important preseason is for managers to prepare correctly and get the squad just the way they want it.

To come in midseason and have to work with what’s there puts managers at huge disadvantages.

Which is why a month and a half to shape up the squad, get the right players in, and sell off any dead wood or major players for big profit is essential.

And will leave Gio with good time to be ready for the 2nd or 3rd of August when the serious CL action begins in earnest.

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