RANGERS’ Under-20 and Under-16/17 players have a lot of summer friendlies and tournaments to look forward to as part of their busy pre-season schedules.

The Under-20s get their first taste of action when they welcome Airdrie to Auchenhowie on Saturday, July 9, for a match which will kick off at 11am, before Tynecastle, who have Lee Wallace as a coach, visit The Rangers Training Centre four days later.

Towards the end of July the club’s second string will travel to South Africa to take part in the Kwazulu Natal Tournament where they will compete with the South Africa National Team, TP Mazembe (DR Congo) and Fluminese (BRA) in an initial group stage.

In August the 20s will then travel to Holland for the Cope del Agatha Tournament where they will face Club Brugge (BEL), Red Bull Brasil (BRA), Shanghai SIPG (CHI), Cerezo Osaka (JAP) and Vitesse Arnhem (HOL).

Rangers’ Under-16s and 17s will also start their pre-season games with Airdrie their first opponents at Auchenhowie on July 9, kick-off 1pm.

This is one of seven games lined up for this age group over the summer which includes three friendlies against English sides Sunderland, Newcastle United and Everton.

The young Light Blues will also play in the Under-16 Super Cup tournament in Northern Ireland against MS Select, Plymouth Argyle & County Armagh.

See below for all fixtures dates:

Under 20s

Sat 9th July
20s v Airdrie
Kick-off – 11.00am

Wed 13th July
20s v Tynecastle
Kick-off – 7.00pm

Fri 22nd July
20s v Sheffield Utd
Kick-off – 12.00pm

Wed 27th July to Mon 8th Aug
Kwazulu Natal Tournament, South Africa
Teams in Group B – Rangers, South Africa National Team, TP Mazembe (DR Congo), Fluminese (BRA)

Fri 12th Aug to Sun 14th Aug
Cope del Agatha Tournament, Holland
Teams – Rangers, Club Brugge (BEL), Red Bull Brasil (BRA), Shanghai SIPG (CHI), Cerezo Osaka (JAP) & Vitesse Arnhem (HOL)


Under 16/17s

Sat 9th July
17s v Airdrie
Kick-off – 1pm

Thurs 14th July
17s v Partick Thistle
Kick-off – 7.00pm

Sat 16th July
16s v County Down
Kick-off – 2.00pm

Sun 17th July
17s v County Down
Kick-off – 2.00pm

Wed 20th July
16s v Sunderland
Kick-off 1.30pm

Thurs 21st July
17s v Newcastle
Newcastle Academy
Kick-off – 6.00pm

Sun 24th to Sat 30th July
U16 Super Cup Tournament, Northern Ireland
Teams – MS Select, Plymouth Argyle & County Armagh

Wed 3rd August
17s v Everton
Finch Farm
Kick-off – 2.00pm

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