Rangers Announce Allan McGregor Testimonial Match Against Newcastle United

RANGERS is delighted to announce goalkeeper Allan McGregor will be rewarded with a testimonial match against Newcastle United.

The match will take place at Ibrox Stadium on the evening of Tuesday 18 July. A percentage of the proceeds from the match will go to charities nominated by Allan.

Announcing the summer fixture, Chairman of Allan McGregor’s Testimonial Committee, Stuart Gray said: “The Committee is grateful to both Rangers and Newcastle United for so readily agreeing to honour a fabulous servant of Rangers Football Club. Allan’s place in Ibrox folklore is already assured. He’s been part of six league title winning squads, won four Scottish Cups and five League Cups in his time at the Club, as well as playing instrumental roles in runs to the UEFA Cup and Europa League finals in 2008 and 2022”.

If Allan McGregor is selected to play this Saturday when the Light Blues take on Dundee United at Ibrox it’ll be his 500th appearance for the Club, – becoming the first Ranger to reach such a milestone since Ally McCoist.

Rangers’ Managing Director, Stewart Robertson said: “Allan’s contribution, across two spells at the Club was recognised with his induction into the prestigious Rangers Hall of Fame, at the recent gala dinner in Edmiston House. Allan is a true Rangers great. I have no doubt our fans will savour the Newcastle Utd testimonial match. It’ll be an evening many thousands will be able to go to Ibrox to salute and applaud Allan’s remarkable service to Rangers”.

Newcastle United’s manager, Eddie Howe, said: “A trip to Rangers will present a strong challenge at what will be an important time in our summer preparations. Any time Rangers play at Ibrox, you expect competitive football, and we hope to contribute to a great occasion in honour of Allan McGregor’s achievements with the club”.

This attractive fixture in July will be the Club’s first testimonial match since 2001, when legendary defender John Brown was recognised in a match against Anderlecht.

In addition to celebrating McGregor’s achievements as a Ranger, the match against Eddie Howe’s Newcastle Utd – who are still chasing Champions League football in the Premier League – will provide Michael Beale’s side with a fantastic first Ibrox match ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Michael Beale commented: “This will be a very proud night for Allan and his family and an excellent, and important test for us. We will have an interesting pre-season, with this being the first game announced.

“There will be some top friendlies in there to help us get ready for the new season”.

Supporters from both clubs will, in due course, receive ticketing, hospitality, and broadcast information for this testimonial match.  

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