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Match Preview: Rangers

9 July 2021

Tranmere Rovers kick off pre-season with the visit of Scottish Champions Rangers to Prenton Park this weekend.

Rovers welcome Steven Gerrard’s side to Birkenhead, with the fixture kicking off at 12pm.

Rangers already have one pre-season friendly under their belts, as they were 1-0 winners over Partick Thistle last week.

Team News

A host of players are set to make their debuts in a Rovers shirt this weekend after signing for the Club this summer.

Match Officials

Referee: Rob Jones

Assistant referees: Ian Hussin and Nick Greenhalgh

Fourth Official: Ed Duckworth

One to Watch

Kemar Roofe finished as Rangers’ top goal scorer in the Scottish Premiership last season, with only James Tavernier netting more in all competitions.

It was Roofe’s first season at the club, having joined from Belgian side Anderlecht in the summer of 2020. And his debut campaign at Ibrox was a successful one, as he helped the side the title.

The 28-year-old began his career at West Bromwich Albion, before having later permanent spells at Oxford and Leeds.

Manager

Last season saw Steven Gerrard guide Rangers to the title in emphatic fashion, finishing the season unbeaten and 25 points ahead of Celtic.

Winning their 55th league title in a historic season at Ibrox, the former Liverpool midfielder has been in charge at the club since June 2018.

Now in his fourth season in the Scottish capital, the 41-year-old will look to retain the title with Rangers’ campaign kicking off on July 31st.

Matchday Programme

Tranmere Rovers' matchday programme is available to purchase ahead of this weekend's game against Rangers.

The programme, priced at just £2, includes lots of fantastic features, with Micky Mellon included.

It also includes a pin up fixture planner for supporters to keep track of fixture dates.

They will be available in store and online at trfcshop.co.uk

Match Coverage

The game will be streamed live on iFollow and match passes are on sale for just £5.99. CLICK HERE to get your match pass.

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @tranmererovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers


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