Gers fans unveil tribute to legend ahead of Leipzig match as players pay respects at Ibrox
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Rangers fans unveil stunning tribute to the one and only Jimmy Bell

Rangers fans have unveiled a special banner for legendary Ibrox kitman Jimmy Bell after his sad passing this week.

Jimmy served the Ibrox club for over 30 years with honour and distinction and the banner recognises Mr Bell as “the most successful kitman in the world”.

Being at the club since 1986 – closing in on four decades – Jimmy saw Rangers win 18 league titles, 9 Scottish Cups and 14 League Cups.

It promises to be an emotional night at Ibrox as the club remembers the legendary kitman and the Ibrox team take to the park for the first time without him on the sidelines.

That dressing room is going to be an emotional place before kick off and so will the stands as fans mourn a legend but there’s only one thing Jimmy Bell would want from Rangers’ clash with RB Leipzig.

With a spot in the Europa League Final on the line, victory is a must as Rangers look to overturn a one goal deficit and make it to Seville.

Rangers urged to make Jimmy Bell “proud” as fans being to dream

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst – who has paid a touching tribute to Jimmy – reiterated this ahead of the game as he urged the side to “make Jimmy proud”.

“Yesterday, we were all very shocked about the news of Jimmy,” said van Bronckhorst [Rangers].

“It was a hard day for all of us. We are still in shock, we talked about him & shared our personal stories about Jimmy.

“It was a really big game already, but we are even more determined now to make Jimmy proud.

“We still mourn and are down but the character, belief and determination of my players are there and we will do everything to reach the final. We will be ready.”

The Ibrox team have also been pictured laying a wreath at Ibrox in honour of their colleague who many claim taught them what it means to be a Rangers player.

Rangers have previously confirmed a minute’s silence will be held at Ibrox against RB Leipzig to remember the legendary Ibrox kitman.

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