West Ham are set to face Rangers in a pre-season friendly - having narrowly missed out on tackling the Glaswegian side in the Europa League final.Defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi finals meant the Hammers were denied the opportunity of facing Rangers - who were to suffer the same fate against the Germans - in an all-British final in Seville last month.
Yet the two clubs will now go head-to-head in a pre-season friendly at Ibrox on 19 July, it has been announced.
West Ham, who will be in Scotland one again for a pre-season training camp next month will participate in the glamour friendly a week after opening their programme against Ipswich Town and Boreham Wood simultaneously on Tuesday 12 July.
The following Saturday - 16 July - West Ham will visit Championship side Reading's renamed Select Car Leasing Stadium, before flying to Scotland for the Rangers clash.
The current pre-season programme for the first team is as follows, although more fixtures are expected to be announced soon.
Friday 8 July: Servette FC (a)
Tuesday 12 July: Ipswich Town/Boreham Wood (a)
Saturday 16 July: Reading (a)
Tuesday 19 July: Rangers (a)
Saturday 23 July: Luton Town (a)
Saturday 30 July: Betway Cup (h) - opponent TBC
* Something to say about this story? Please visit the KUMB Forum to leave a comment.