ALEX RAE is just one of a number of former players who can’t wait to run out at Ibrox in a Rangers jersey at the end of the month.
The tireless midfielder and lifelong Gers fan is taking part in the Legends Return match on March 24th to raise money for both the Rangers Charity Foundation and Rangers Youth Development Company.
Rae signed for the team that he supported as a boy in 2004 and would go on to play forty-four times for the Gers before he moved on to Dundee in 2006.
The midfielder was part of the Rangers side who dramatically defeated Celtic at Hampden in extra time of the League Cup semi final thanks to a Shota Arveladze goal with just ten minutes of extra time to play.
Speaking about the upcoming match, Rae said: “It is always a pleasure and the supporters always turn out in numbers which is always appreciated.
“I will be looking forward to reacquaint myself with some of the players of yesteryear and some of the guys we played with as well. It makes for a great day and it is for a great cause as well.”
Jorg Albertz spoke yesterday about how much he was looking forward to the game and the camaraderie that goes along with being a former Rangers player and Rae echoed his sentiments when he spoke about the match.
He said: “It is always very competitive in games like this, I played in a game a few years ago and I was on the SPL league team playing against Rangers and Goughie booted me right up in the air!
“It is a great thing for bringing all the ex-players together and giving a bit of recognition and appreciation back to the fans so it is a win win for everyone.”
The Rangers Charity Foundation and the Rangers Youth Development Company will share the proceeds from the game.
The Rangers Youth Development Company profits are directed to the Clubs’ Youth Department to provide the support for the many exciting youth initiatives being introduced by our Academy, while the donation to the Foundation will help it continue to be a force for good on behalf of the Rangers Family supporting a range of charities and life changing programmes in the community.
Tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £8 for concessions and £6 for juveniles. A family package is also available for 2 adults and 2 children for £32*. Supporters can buy tickets online at www.rangers.co.uk, by calling 0871 702 1972 or visiting the Rangers Ticket Centre. *Family package not available online.
Hospitality will be available and may be purchased via the Club website or by contacting the Hospitality office. Call the sales team for further information on 0871 702 1972* or email [email protected] *Calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras.
There are a number of different sponsorship opportunities for this game, ranging from event sponsorship to match day sponsorship packages. To discuss a package to benefit you and your business please get in touch with the Rangers Commercial Department by emailing [email protected].