Rangers have announced that following many requests from supporters, they are set to hold an open training session at Ibrox next month [Rangers.co.uk].
The news emerged on Monday afternoon as the Gers also confirmed several pre-season fixtures.
Steven Gerrard’s squad, minus several internationals who are currently on duty elsewhere, returned to training this week and it won’t be long until they get back to match action.
First up is a trip to Partick Thistle on Monday 5 July at 7pm and Jags manager Ian McCall has already confirmed that a strong Gers side will be selected at Firhill.
That could mean a first chance for supporters to see new signings Fashion Sakala and Nnamdi Oforborh in Rangers colours.
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On Saturday 10 July at 12pm, the Light Blues will take on EFL League Two side Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park, with Steven Gerrard set to come up against former Dundee United boss Micky Mellon in that fixture.
Next up is a glamour tie against Arsenal at Ibrox on Saturday 17 July at 2pm, a fixture that has been in the diary for some time as part of the club’s 150th-anniversary celebrations.
The Gers will then head back down to England to take on EFL Championship side Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Wednesday 21 July at 7pm.
Then, two days later and subject to the return of supporters being approved, an open training session will be held at Ibrox.
It’s stated that such an event has been heavily requested by supporters and that it will be exclusively available to 2021/22 MyGers members.
‘We are thrilled to offer this experience which will be perfect for the whole family to experience how Steven Gerrard prepares the champions in training sessions,’ concluded the release [Rangers.co.uk].
A further announcement is expected later this week when arrangements for the final week of pre-season have been agreed upon.
Fans rewarded with open training session
Covid restrictions have ensured that the club haven’t been able to offer many rewards to supporters over the past 18 months or so, but this is an excellent move.
Some fans have poured a lot of money into the club through season tickets and MyGers memberships since they were last through the gates in March 2020 and while the performances on the pitch have certainly been a form of repayment, the chance to get back into the stands and to see the players in action is an opportunity few are likely to turn down.