RANGERS have imposed additional safety measures for their matches with Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Steven Gerrard's side face two huge matches at Ibrox this week as they welcome the Bundesliga giants in the Europa League last 16 and host their Old Firm rivals in Premiership action.

Rangers have issued safety advice for fans that will attend both games as UEFA and the Scottish FA continue to monitor the situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

A statement read: "Supporters will be aware of the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and will have concerns over the impact the virus will have on Rangers FC. The Club would like to update supporters regarding the upcoming matches and additional safety measures that the Club has imposed.

"The Club has taken additional safety measures including installing hand sanitiser gel dispensers in all public toilets. Coronavirus safety information will also be displayed on the big screens at the match and has been added to the Club programme.

"Supporters should be aware that following direction and advice from the Club and authorities that Rangers football staff have been ordered to avoid contact with any supporters or third parties where possible. Unfortunately, that means there will be no opportunity for photographs, autographs or meeting players or coaching staff pre or post-match. We apologise for this inconvenience."

Rangers are due to head to Leverkusen for the second leg of their knockout tie next Thursday and thousands of supporters have already booked flights and accommodation for the trip.

But there are fears that the game could be played behind closed doors as German authorities attempt to contain the virus and stop the spread of the disease that has already infected thousands of people across the continent.

The Rangers statement added: "The Club is in continuous dialogue with Bayer Leverkusen and the authorities over this upcoming fixture. The current situation is that the match will proceed as planned with supporters attending the game but this could change quickly and dramatically in the coming days. Direction will have to be taken from the German authorities.

"We appreciate the uncertainty this situation will be causing for our travelling fan base and the Club will endeavour to update supporters at every available opportunity. Thank you for your dedication and continued support."