Four things Rangers fans need to know about their upcoming UEL opponents

The season is barely finished in Scotland but Rangers are already deep into their pre-season preparations, taking on friendly matches and bedding in their six new arrivals at Ibrox so far.

It’s been necessary. Incredibly the Light Blues kick-off their first competitive match next Thursday against Luxembourg outfit Progres Niederkorn in the 1st Round of UEFA Europa League qualifying.

Such is the state of the Scottish European co-efficient these days, teams have to enter Europe at a very early stage and fight across the continent for the right to reach the group stages of the both competitions. Most of the time these ties are against relatively unknown teams and throw up big surprises for fans to get to grip withs.

Not only do Rangers know their opponents for this round but they also know their potential opponents in the next round with the 2nd Qualifying Round also drawn.

What are the must know facts about all of these teams? We’re here with FOUR bits of info Rangers fans need to know ahead of the qualifiers…