Glasgow Rangers chairman Dave King thanks the fans

Rangers chairman Dave King

The Ibrox faithful have already renewed 33,000 season tickets for next season.

Rangers chairman Dave KingRangers chairman Dave King

Speaking to the club’s official website, Glasgow Rangers chairman Dave King has sent a message to the club’s fans thanking them for their support.

Rangers are set to play in the Scottish Premiership next season, having secured their return after a four-year absence.

The fans are clearly excited, with the deadline for renewals on season tickets showing that 33,000 had been renewed for the new campaign.

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The club expects that to rise once the general sale of tickets has been competed, with it anticipated that the club record of 43,170 set in the 2006/07 season could be surpassed.

And chairman King has praised the fans for their loyalty, saying it will never be taken for granted at Ibrox.

“On behalf of the board, management, players and staff at Rangers I would like to thank them for everything they have done and continue to do, he told rangers.co.uk.

“This support and loyalty will never be taken for granted by anyone at Ibrox. I believe exciting times lie ahead and together we can make this great club, which belongs to all of us, thrive and succeed once again.”

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophyRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

It will now be interesting to see how Rangers fare in the Scottish Premiership next season after their return.

They are expected to challenge for Celtic for the title, and their performance against their Old Firm rivals in the Scottish Cup semi final has demonstrated that they are capable of doing so.

For that to happen they will need to add to their current squad, which Mark Warburton has already done with the additions of Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter, Matt Crooks and Josh Windass.

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