Rangers v Brighton: Kick-off time, TV and streaming info, pre-season friendly details

Rangers’ final weekend of pre-season preparation has a real sheen of glamour to it with the visit of English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.

Steven Gerrard speaks to his players during a drinks break during a pre-season friendly between Tranmere Rovers and Rangers. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

The south coast club follow Arsenal to Ibrox and precede the final warm-up match of summer 2021 for Steven Gerrard’s team – against Real Madrid.

English Premier League opposition is not to be sniffed at and the Seagulls are expected to put up another stern test for the Scottish champions following last weekend’s 2-2 draw with the Gunners.

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Some 8,500 will be in attendance but for those heading along Edmiston Drive, or watching on at home, here’s what you need to know...

Leon Balogun of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the FA Cup Third Round match between Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion at Vitality Stadium on January 05, 2019. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Match details

Who: Rangers v Brighton and Hove Albion

What: Pre-season friendly

Where: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

When: 5.30pm, Saturday July 24, 2021

How to watch

The match will be shown live on Rangers TV costing £7.99 with regular host Emma Dodds joined by Neil McCann and Alex Rae. Clive Tyldesley will be on commentary duties alongside Gordon Smith. The match is also included in the club’s £29.95 pre-season match pass covering all of the preparatory matches for Steven Gerrard’s side.

Team news

More and more Rangers players are returning to the fold after their summer exploits. So far the likes of Borna Barisic, Filip Helander and Alfredo Morelos have not been seen after competing for their countries at Euro 2020 and the Copa America. Neither has new signing Fashion Sakala nor long-term injury victims Ryan Jack and Niko Katic – both of whom the Ibrox club are easing back into contention.

New signing John Lundstram has been in action twice though and starred against Arsenal in last weekend’s 2-2 draw.

Previous matches

Rangers 2 Arsenal 2 – click here

Tranmere Rovers 1 Rangers 0 – click here

Partick Thistle 0 Rangers 1 – click here

Familiar faces

Brighton have a little Scottish football experience within their ranks – and not only on the pitch.

Davie Weir, former Rangers captain and assistant manager, is loan manager at the Seagulls where his son is also a player.On the playing staff, last season’s Celtic loanee Shane Duffy returned to the club following his Parkhead spell.

Ibrox defenders Leon Balogun and Connor Goldson are also facing their former club.

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