Brighton and Hove Albion FC raved about the Rangers fans and then sent a classy message to the Gers on Twitter after their pre-season clash at Ibrox on Saturday.

Steven Gerrard named a mixed strength starting XI to take on the Premier League club, who themselves fielded players like Adam Lallana, Neal Maupay and Gers fan favourite, Shane Duffy.

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Brighton praised the attending Rangers fans and sent a classy message to the Gers at full time. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Rangers controlled the majority of the match, with Cedric Itten seeing an early attempt cleared off the line before Calvin Bassey, Leon Balogun and Jordan Jones all had efforts saved by Seagulls keeper Kjell Scherpen.

Substitute, John Lundstram, struck the crossbar in the second half but ultimately there was to be no breakthrough, with the contest finishing 0-0.

The scoreline didn’t matter a great deal, though, as the match was all about getting minutes into players and about thousands of fans finally returning to Ibrox.

The stadium looked superb in the sunshine and despite the relatively limited allocation, the supporters generated plenty of noise.

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The visitors were impressed by the home faithful’s efforts, tweeting: “Great noise before kick-off. The 8,000 Rangers fans are making a cracking atmosphere so far”, alongside a video of the players emerging from the tunnel to ‘Simply The Best’.

 

Then, shortly after the final whistle, the English top-flight club tweeted a further classy message to their hosts.

“Thanks to everyone at @RangersFC for their hospitality at Ibrox today. Good luck for the upcoming season.”

It’s always handy to build strong relationships with other clubs and looks as though the Gers and the Seagulls are on very good terms after the friendly.

With Real Madrid scheduled in for the following day, this was never going to be the main event of the weekend, but it was a decent workout for all involved, with the Rangers players particularly in need of minutes after the late cancellation of Wednesday’s friendly against Blackpool.

Meanwhile, fans of another Premier League club have been spotted outside a well-known Rangers pub

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