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Rangers announce additional pre-season friendly against Merseyside outfit

Rangers have announced that the club will play League Two Tranmere Rovers in a pre-season friendly next month.

The Glasgow giants will travel down to Merseyside to face the outfit on July 10th with kick-off at 12pm.

Steven Gerrard’s men then host Arsenal at Ibrox in a special tournament to commemorate the club’s 150th anniversary.

Then the outfit travel back across the border to Blackpool to face the newly-promoted League One team.

It’s also been announced that more pre-season friendlies will be announced in due course.

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TBR View: Pre-season friendly can help Rangers in Champions League return

An extra pre-season can help Rangers as they return to the Champions League for the first time in a decade.

The Gers were a sensational addition to the Europa League last season as they made it all the way to the last-16.

However, their lack of experience really shone through in their defeat to Slavia Prague, who were comfortably beaten by Arsenal.

Arranging friendlies against a range of different quality opposition can help the club prepare.

But, there needs to be caution over facing too many lower league sides amidst news of the Tranmere tie.

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