CHARLESTON BATTERY captain Shawn Ferguson is relishing the prospect of facing Rangers tonight in the only away preseason friendly match of 2016/17.

Ferguson was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina and started his career with Discoveries Soccer Club and Northwestern High School. He would play with Ricky Garbanzo, teammate at Battery with both of those clubs.

Ferguson attended the College of Charleston and played as a centre half and when he was finishing his degree, he signed with Battery. He became a starter in 2014 and played 27 of 28 games in 2015 before being named as captain before 2016.

Speaking ahead of the match against Battery tonight which is exclusively live on RangersTV, Ferguson said: “It will be a good test for Rangers, especially the way the weather is in Charleston right now.

“They are a historic club which you hear about growing up. All the games on the team are definitely aware of their reputation around the world and what that means.

“We are all trying to get to MLS level or even overseas and we have a lot of guys who are hungry to make an impact so they can make a jump in their career.

“I played last summer against West Brom and that was a great game because it allowed us to compare ourselves and see how a different organisation works.

“It’s been awesome to watch Rangers and see how the practice and train and see the attitude that they will bring to the game which is maybe a little different from here in America.”

the single pre-season friendly of their American tour tonight when they face hosts Charleston Battery at the MUSC Health Stadium.

RangersTV have been with the squad throughout the week and will be again tonight to bring you all of the action exclusively live wherever you are in the world.

The fixture will be available to all RangersTV subscribers, meaning you can watch simply by signing up from as little as £5 per month.

With that subscription you’ll also get access to all of the fantastic content from South Carolina with over 20 exclusives delivered already from the US.

A RangersTV subscription also gets you access to a massive archive of match footage and interviews from the 1960s to the present day, as well as every single competitive match from the coming season, in full, on-demand.

So, why not sign up, give it a try and enjoy exclusive access to tonight’s friendly with Charleston Battery? Kick off is at 7pm local time, which is midnight in the UK.

Find out more about the various subscription packages, and sign up, here.

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