Rangers have now started to confirm the Ibrox club’s pre-season friendlies for 2023. So here is everything you need to know about Michael Beale’s summer plans for the Glasgow giants.

The Premiership outfit are embarking on their first off-season period with Beale at the helm. He returned to Ibrox in November to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst as Rangers’ manager after one year away. Beale had previously stood beside Steven Gerrard in the home dugout.

Beale will now hope having a full pre-season with Rangers will see him take the Gers back to Premiership glory. It will also let those on the fringes of Rangers’ first-team squad show their worth. So, here is everything you need to know about Rangers’ 2023 pre-season friendlies…

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When does Rangers’ pre-season start?

Beale regrouped his Gers team at the Rangers Training Centre on July 1 to start the Glasgow giant’s pre-season training. It gave Rangers two weeks before their first friendly on July 18.

Van Bronckhorst instructed the Rangers squad to reconvene on June 27 in 2022 to start pre-season training. The Gers regrouped early on the back of making the Europa League final as their first game fell on July 2. They had a behind-closed-doors friendly with Partick Thistle.

Rangers’ fixture list for their 2023 pre-season

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As of July 14, Rangers have announced five friendlies for their pre-season plans in 2023. The Gers will welcome Newcastle United and Hamburger SV to Ibrox throughout July as the club celebrates two grand occasions. The Magpies’ visit is for Allan McGregor’s testimonial game.

Beale’s side began their summer schedule with a 2-0 win over Hallescher FC to conclude the Gers’ pre-season training camp in Germany. Rangers fielded separate line-ups in each half with five of Rangers’ summer signings given minutes while they adapt to the Glasgow giants.

Rangers will celebrate the storied career McGregor has enjoyed with the club at home to the Toon on July 18. The Gers will also donate a percentage of the proceeds from the meeting to charities the modern-day Rangers legend, who lifted 13 titles over his two spells, nominates.

Hamburger SV will later travel to Glasgow on July 22 to celebrate the official partnership and long-standing relationship between the clubs. The two teams forged links in 1970 and played their first friendly that year, as well. Their two cities, Hamburg and Glasgow, also enjoy links.

Ibrox will also play host to Olympiacos on July 26 after Rangers confirmed the Greek club as their third pre-season friendly for 2023. Beale has planned the fixture as a tough test for his players before the 23/24 season. It is also the first time that Rangers have faced Olympiacos.

TSG Hoffenheim also joined Rangers’ pre-season plans on June 9 with a fixture scheduled for July 29 in Germany. The Gers will visit the Bundesliga side’s Rhein-Neckar-Arena for their final friendly of the year. It will also take place one week before the new Premiership season.

Additionally, the Ibrox natives have announced that Rangers’ academy players will also have their own friendlies in 2023. The Gers’ B-Team will enjoy their own summer tour with a trip to Northern Ireland. David McCallum’s side will also hold a training camp whilst in the country.

How to watch Rangers’ 2023 pre-season fixtures

Rangers have confirmed that fans in the UK can watch their pre-season friendlies in 2023 via their in-house channel, RangersTV. The Gers are selling a pre-season pass for their games against Newcastle, Hamburger, Olympiacos and Hoffenheim for a combined price of £24.99.

Alternatively, Gers supporters can watch McGregor’s testimonial match with Newcastle for a single-game price of £7.99 via RangersTV. Tom Miller will commentate the Ibrox clash beside Peter Lovenkrands. Emma Dodds will present their match with Craig Moore and Alan Hutton.

Fans can also watch Rangers’ pre-season friendly with Hoffenheim live at Edmiston House. The Gers will run an official screening of the fixture, priced at £10 or £15 for a reserved seat.

Tickets for Rangers’ summer schedule

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Rangers have already announced ticket details for their two home pre-season friendlies against Newcastle United and Hamburger SV. Fans will be able to buy tickets for either game via the Gers’ official website. The Ibrox club will also release tickets across several windows.

Tickets for Rangers’ pre-season friendly in Germany against TSG Hoffenheim will go on sale at a later date. MyGers members wishing to attend the fixture must register their interest, here. Rangers will contact all successful applicants with details regarding on-sale dates.

On-sale dates for tickets to the Gers’ pre-season matches:

Tickets for Rangers’ pre-season friendly with Newcastle United go on sale on these dates:

Tickets for Rangers’ pre-season friendly with Hamburger SV go on sale on these dates:

Registration for Rangers’ pre-season friendly at TSG Hoffenheim is available on these dates:

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