Rangers have announced a winter break friendly with Bayer Leverkusen but with the Champions League still raw, the news that Xabi Alonso is coming to Ibrox is something of a damp squib.

Gers fans are still licking their wounds after the club’s humiliation amongst Europe’s elite, with this Rangers team putting in the worst-ever group stage performance in the competition’s history.

Couple that with a run of woeful domestic performances turning into woeful domestic results and suddenly the mood is particularly sour ahead of the club’s final two pre-World Cup Premiership fixtures.

Before the club welcome Hearts to Ibrox, Rangers have officially announced a friendly with Bayer Leverkusen who are now managed by legendary Spanish World Cup winner Xabi Alonso.

Rangers line up Bayer Leverkusen friendly

The former Real Madrid and Liverpool star will take his Bundesliga charges to Ibrox on December 10th, with the Gers’ Premiership campaign kicking back off against Hibs five days later.

Tickets are priced fairly, with adults paying £10, concessions £7 and kids £5. Payments for fans on the continuous credit card scheme will be taken on November 25th and you can read all the details HERE.

But whilst the opportunity to see Bayer Leverkusen in a friendly might’ve been of more interest to Rangers fans had things been going right on the park, the reaction has been telling.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v 1. FC Union Berlin - Bundesliga
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Rangers are off the back of a series of Champions League hammerings and there are plenty who are already fearful this friendly is just going to be a repeat.

After a tremendous season in Europe last season, the confidence of the players, fans and club have been shot to bits and Rangers fans aren’t exactly optimistic of a positive result v Bayer Leverkusen, friendly or otherwise.

Meanwhile, the Rangers Board have reportedly taken a major decision on the Ibrox management as the pressure begins to mount.

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