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GERS IN EURO DELAY

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RANGERS will face St Joseph’s, of Gibraltar, in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.

The Euro minnows beat Kosovan side Prishtina 3-1 on aggregate after a 2-0 home win at the Victoria Stadium last night.

The first leg of the tie is scheduled to be played in Gibraltar next week, but the date is yet to be finalised, while the return match is at Ibrox on June 18.

Steven Gerrard’s side enter the competition’s qualifying round after finishing second to Celtic in the Premiership last season.

Gibraltar only has one stadium suitable for European ties and another local side, Europa, are leading Sant Julia 3-2 from the first leg and will play the return tomorrow.

Until that tie has been completed, the Ibrox outfit will not know the details of their first competitive game of the season.

Gerrard led Gers through the qualifying campaign to reach the Europa League group stages in his managerial debut campaign.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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