Three big reasons why Rangers fans are justified in having summer excitement

The summer is coming along quite nicely at Rangers so far. After putting a grossly inadequate season behind them, everyone at the club is pulling together and moving forward with the business ahead.

Their first competitive match of the season is not far away, due to play Progres Niederkorn next Thursday in Europa League Qualifying and it’ll be supporters’ first chance to see whether Pedro Caixinha is going to start putting things right at the club over the next 12 months.

There are key objectives next season. In the Scottish Premiership it will be all about overhauling Aberdeen at least and taking Celtic as far as they can in the title race, although even the most optimistic Gers fans would admit their chances of a title are slim. In the domestic cups then a final placing isn’t too much to ask for and that’ll give them a great chance of picking up some silverware. In Europe it’s all about getting acclimatised to continental football again and given the standard of opponents they can face in the 3rd Qualifying Round and the Play-Offs, a group stage place is more of a hope than an ambition.

The signs so far is that Rangers could in fact achieve most of the objectives ahead next season and that’s reason enough for fans to be excitement but there are THREE more key reasons why that excitement is fully justified…