A Scottish Sun report has claimed that Portugal’s removal from the green list could cause major disruption to Rangers’ pre-season plans.

The Gers are scheduled to spend a week in the sunny Algarve between 29th June and 6th July, with a friendly against Danish club SønderjyskE in the diary for the penultimate day of the trip.

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There could be significant pre-season disruption for Rangers due to the introduction of travel restrictions. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, the Scottish Sun reports that the camp may have to be scrapped because travel restrictions are now in place.

As a result, the club are said to be working on potential alternative destinations, with staying in Scotland now a realistic prospect.

It’s asserted that a seven-day trip to St Andrews is currently under consideration, although it’s only one of several different options.

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St Andrews is reportedly a potential alternative destination for the Gers. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Clearly, this is a far from ideal development for Rangers at relatively short notice.

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Detailed plans were likely already in place for the Algarve training camp and the friendly with SønderjyskE may now not take place.


Warm weather training is also often seen as a key aspect of player conditioning ahead of a long season.

However, even if it proves impossible for the Gers to go abroad, there’s still time to make good alternative arrangements.

There are worse places for a week-long stay than St Andrews and there are good facilities at University Park, which Dundee United use as their in-season training ground.

In other news, a highly-rated Rangers-linked striker has officially signed for an EFL Championship club.

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