The home leg of Rangers’ Champions League third round qualifier will be screened via Premier Sports, the broadcaster has confirmed.

This makes a change from last season’s Europa League qualifiers, which Rangers screened live on RangersTV.

The broadcaster also confirmed that the draw for the third round of the Champions path of qualifying will be made on Monday ahead of the second-round qualifiers kicking off next week.

The first leg of the clash will take place on the 3rd/4th August with the second on the 10th.

Rangers have huge ambitions to make the competition’s group stages for the first time in eleven years and the Ibrox club’s return to the elite European stage can be symbolised by qualification.

The financial benefits of reaching the group stages are also widely reported to be worth over £30m to the club’s coffers and would be a substantial step towards financial independence.

Rangers are seeded for the third round of qualification meaning they will miss the biggest names at this phase of the tournament, including Dinamo Zagreb and Slavia Prague.

This leaves the Gers potentially facing the likes of Ludogorets, Malmo, Cluj, Legia Warsaw, Sherriff Tiraspol and Ferencvaros.

But the Gers may not be so lucky come the Playoff stage, with the Ibrox side unseeded in the decisive qualification round.

Read more about the clubs Rangers could face in both rounds of qualifying via Kassiesa.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be hoping ot take his side to the Champions League group stages with Premier Sports to screen a qualifier at Ibrox. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Rangers might be avoiding Slavia in the third round, but the Ibrox club could yet draw the Czechs in the playoff.

However, the Ibrox club could be boosted by the news the difference maker the last time the two clubs played could be allowed to leave this summer.

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