Morning Rangers news round-up: SunSport brings you the latest from Ibrox

IT is one of the biggest close seasons in Rangers’ history.

Not only does manager Steven Gerrard have the small matter of trying to fine tune a team capable of stopping Celtic from racking up a historic tenth title in a row, but he must do so at a time when a coronavirus pandemic is causing massive uncertainty across the globe.

 Calvin Bassey in action for Leicester


Calvin Bassey in action for Leicester

The Ibrox side have moved quick to add to their squad with Jon McLaughlin joining Calvin Bassey and Ianis Hagi in Govan as speculation over Alfredo Morelos’ future continues to grow.

Here SunSport outlines the big Rangers stories breaking today:

Rangers new boy Bassey admits Maddison sold him on move to Scotland

CALVIN BASSEY has revealed ex-Aberdeen ace James Maddison helped sell him on a move to Scotland.

The Rangers new boy spoke to the England international about his experience of life north of the border.

Playmaker Maddison spent four months at Pittodrie in 2016 and made himself a Dons’ hero by netting a stunning free-kick against the Gers.

And he was with Bassey at Leicester before Ibrox gaffer Steven Gerrard moved to bring the 20-year-old to Ibrox.

West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen were also linked with the young defender, but he says once Gers came calling, he was never going anywhere else.

Rangers fans given chance to rename Ibrox megastore

RANGERS fans have been given the chance to rename the club’s megastore ahead of its reopening.

The Ibrox side’s main store is undergoing a major revamp after the club ended its deal with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct.

And fans who took out a MyGers membership have been given a vote to name the new shop.

The club have given six options to members ahead of its August opening.

The options are ‘The Rangers Store’, ‘Official Rangers Store’, ‘Rangers Retail Centre’, ‘Rangers Official Store: Ibrox’, ‘Rangers Town’ and ‘The Bears Den’.

Fans will be able to get their hands on the club’s new Castore kit in the store after pre-orders sold out.

Ross McCrorie feels he has a point to prove at Rangers

ROSS McCRORIE says he feels he has a point to prove at Rangers.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at English League One side Portsmouth and helped Kenny Jackett’s men reach the promotion play-off semi-final.

Now he is back at Ibrox and trying to force his way into boss Steven Gerrard’s plans for the new season.

McCrorie featured in Friday’s 2-1 win in a bounce game over Hamilton and says he doesn’t know what will happen this season, but he is raring to go.

Asked about his future he said: “I’ve not really spoken to Steven Gerrard since I came back.

“I’m not sure what will happen because I’ve not been back here long enough yet.”

Lyon won’t treat Celtic and Rangers matches as friendlies says coach Garcia

LYON boss Rudi Garcia has warned the Old Firm they won’t be treating their pre-season games as friendlies.

Both Celtic and Rangers will travel to France next week to face the Ligue 1 giants with the Ibrox club playing at the Groupama…

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