Rangers fans will be given the chance to pay their final respects to Fernando Ricksen with his funeral cortège due to pass by Ibrox tomorrow, the club has announced.

Ricksen will be laid to rest at a private committal service at Wellington Church in Glasgow at 2 pm tomorrow.

But the cortège will make its way to Ibrox Stadium for 1 pm where it will stop briefly outside the stadium’s front door to allow fans to pay their respects from the “opposite side of the road”.

Fernando Ricksen was a winner at Ibrox. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Rangers then say the procession will head down Broomloan Road and along Edmiston Drive and onto the Clyde Arc bridge and eventually the Chuch.

It’s a chance for Rangers fans to pay their final respects to a player, captain and club legend who battled his Motor Neurone Disease with the same fighting spirit he played with on the pitch.

Rangers fans gathered at Ibrox after the news was announced and special tributes have been hung at the club’s gates.

There has also been an outpouring of tributes on social media, with rivals Celtic also showing class in the wake of Fernando’s passing.

Fly high Fernando. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers say that “the family would like to thank everyone who has paid their respects to Fernando over the last week, it has been a source of comfort at a very difficult time.”

They also remind the public that only family flowers are requested at Wellington Church.

Edmiston Drive will be closed between 12 pm and 1:30 pm for anyone wishing to pay their respects to Fernando.

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