Rangers draw Progres Niederkorn in Europa League

Rangers have been drawn to face Progres Niederkorn in the first round of the Europa League.

The UEFA draw in Nyon has paired the Teddy Bears with the Luxembourg outfit in what will be the club's first European tie since the 2011/2012 season.

For the next round, should Pedro Caixinha's side progress, they will face Cypriot side AEL Limassol or Gibraltar minnows St Joseph's.

Rangers are due to face Niederkorn at Ibrox on Thursday June 29, with the return leg in the land-locked nation taking place a week later on Thursday July 6.

However, this is not confirmed as UEFA are yet to announce when the ties, with particular focus on the away leg, will actually take place. There has been speculation that Niederkorn want the game moved from the Thursday to earlier on in the week.

As it stands, if they beat Niederkorn then the Gers will host AEL Limassol or St Joseph's on July 13 with the second leg the following Thursday, July 20.

Niederkorn's stadium has a capacity of just under 5,000 with one very small stand, so there may be a switch of venue to Luxembourg's national stadium Stade Jose Bathel - though that itself holds just 8,054 in Luxembourg City.

Niederkorn have won their national title three times but haven't lifted any trophies since 1981, and count former Hearts star Izmael Bouzid in their ranks.

Rangers have successfully registered incoming players Eduardo Herrera, Carlos Pena and Alfredo Morelos for the first round.