Clarets returning to Ibrox to face Rangers in pre-season

Burnley will travel to face Scottish Premier League side Rangers in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, July 30th with kick-off at 3 p.m.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 12:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:58 pm
21/07/15 PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY RANGERS V BURNLEY IBROX - GLASGOW Rangers Jordan Thomson (left) os held off by George Boyd.

The Clarets met Mark Warburton’s side ahead of the 2015/16 campaign when Scott Arfield’s solitary strike was enough for a 1-0 victory at Ibrox.

That was the first meeting between the two sides since September of the 1922-23 campaign in a benefit game for the Victoria Hospital in Burnley and Burnley ran out 3-0 winners at Turf Moor, courtesy of goals from Bob Kelly and Joe Anderson (2).

The reverse fixture in the same season was a benefit fixture for Alex Archibald at Ibrox a week later in front of 6,000 fans.

Rangers emerged victorious on that occasion when two goals from John Smith proved the difference in a 2-0 win.

More recently, the Gers enjoyed a hugely successful 2015/16 campaign as they clinched the Scottish Championship title with four games to spare with victory over Dumbarton at Ibrox.

Warburton has already added Clarets’ Player of the Year Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter and Accrington pair Josh Windass and Matt Crooks to his ranks as they aim to win a 55th Scottish Premier League title.

Ticket details for this fixture will be announced in due course.

2016/17 first-team pre-season fixtures so far are as follows:

Tuesday 19th July – Morecambe v Burnley at The Globe Arena (7-30 p.m. kick-off)

Saturday 23rd July – Bradford City v Burnley at Valley Parade (3 p.m. kick-off)

Tuesday 26th July – Bolton Wanderers v Burnley at the Macron Stadium (8 p.m. kick-off)

Saturday 30th July – Rangers v Burnley at Ibrox (3 p.m. kick-off).