Rangers play their penultimate home match of the season this afternoon when the Light Blues host Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership – and the club have confirmed that the players will return to the pitch after the final whistle and acknowledge the fans for their support this season.

With the midweek clash against Ross County on Wednesday the final Ibrox date of the campaign, the players have opted to show their appreciation to the supporters this afternoon to allow many of the club’s younger fans to have the chance to join in.

After the heroics of reaching the Europa League final, there is still much to look forward to for Rangers fans this season as the Light Blues eye a Europa League and Scottish Cup double.

Should Rangers manage to get their hands on both pieces of silverware, it won’t be a surprise to see Ibrox opened up for fans once more.

However, with the Light Blues having trips to Tynecastle, Seville and then Hampden over the next few weeks, today is a great chance for fans and players alike to acknowledge the season’s achievements.

Dundee United clash feels like a footnote ahead of finals

While there are few times Rangers games don’t feel important, today’s game has gone completely under the radar as fans still come back down to earth following Thursday night.

That doesn’t mean a poor performance from the players will be shrugged off and van Bronckhorst’s side need to be at their best against a Dundee United side chasing European football next season.

Rangers are likely to make plenty of changes to the starting XI and, for some of the fringe players, today could just be the chance they need to push themselves into contention for a start in one – or both – of the looming finals.

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