Earlier today the draw for the first qualifying round of the Europa League 2018/19 was held by UEFA.
Rangers fans had earlier expressed their hope of another tie against Progres Niederkorn so some revenge could take place after they beat us 2-1 on aggregate across two-legs at this stage of the competition last year.
As the draw played itself out earlier in the day, that potential option was removed from the table and Rangers will face Macedonian side FK Shkupi instead.
It is their first appearance in the Europa League in their history following a fourth-placed finish in the Macedonian First League last season and we will welcome them to Ibrox on Thursday, July 12, with the away leg is scheduled for Skopje (the capital) on Thursday, July 19.
Rangers have pre-warned fans wishing to travel to wait until the venue and dates have been subsequently confirmed as their Cair Stadium only has a capacity of 6000, and only around 2000 of that is seating, so presumably, we will be playing the away tie elsewhere.
If we book our place in the second qualifying round we will face either Moldovan side CS Petroclub or Croatian outfit NK Osijek with dates standing as July 27 and August 3.
One from Moldova & the other from Croatia, some trips on the horizon for the mighty then.
— C ∑ ∑ J ∆ ∆ ㄚ (@The_1_and_0n1y) June 20, 2018
Because they were drawn out first mate.
— No Surrender Ross McCrorie (@hes1of_our_own) June 20, 2018
The other two play their matches in the same stadium – national stadium. Wouldn't be surprised they try to switch Rangers game there too.
— I'm not really here (@HereReallyNotIm) June 20, 2018
Haha that's not Progres ????
— Liam???????? (@Liamwatp) June 20, 2018