Glasgow Rangers have announced that Derby County will be coming to Ibrox for a pre-season friendly which is set to pit Gers boss Steven Gerrard against his one-time England teammate Frank Lampard.
The fixture, scheduled for Sunday 28 July with a 3pm kickoff, will be Rangers' final warm-up match ahead of their Scottish Premiership campaign, pitting the 2018-19 runners-up against the Championship playoff final runners-up.
Rangers will be in action for a fourth successive Sunday at their home stadium, with Oxford United, Marseille and Blackburn Rovers also scheduled to visit Ibrox for friendlies in the three weeks beforehand.
The Rams’ squad features former Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn, who played a key role at Gers between 2015 and 2017, and shortly after the fixture announcement, he took to Twitter with a brief message:
Here is what some Bears said in response on the social media platform:
Nae scoring though!— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) 14 June 2019
Aye just don’t score against us please— Wiggy (@AliciaW_RFC) 14 June 2019
Be good to see you Waggy, couple og's please pal— Dave (@dm90___) 14 June 2019
Love you Waggy, once a bear always a bear WATP!! ⚪️— Littsy92 (@jamie_litts) 14 June 2019
Looking forward to seeing you back— Laura (@LaurzieJayx12) 14 June 2019
IS THIS YOU COMING HOME— Lachlan (@SirFlanno) 14 June 2019
Think I’ll get a ticket for this one. Will be great to see you back home Waggy— (@DannyDunsmore) 14 June 2019
You'll be welcomed back with open arms Waggy!— Johnny (@johnnydowno1) 14 June 2019
Once a bear always a bear
Rangers' Europa League campaign kicks off on 11 July and, should they make it through the first qualifying round, then the game against the English side will fall in between the first and second legs of the second round.
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