Rangers' managing director Stewart Robertson has revealed the club plans to announce pre-season friendlies in the near future as they slowly begin to return to action.

Gers, like the rest of Scottish football, have been out of action since March but are now preparing to kick-start next season with August 1 pencilled in as the date to be ready for.

Having not kicked a ball now for 12 weeks, the Light Blues plan to return to training to build back their readiness for the game and Robertson says the players need minutes in their legs before the new campaign. So they plan to announce friendly plans soon. "Everybody is missing football I'm sure the fans are missing it, it's what we're all here for," he told Rangers TV

"It'll be great to get back to it. The plans are coming together well, there's been a lot of background work. Ross [Wilson] and the medical team have really extensive plans in place for when the players come back.

"We're hoping to be back round about June 15, that's the plan. There's been a lot of detailed work been done behind the scenes there and we look forward to announcing a couple of pre-season friendlies as well, we need to get the guys up and running again and back into that side of things. But we need to do it safely and carefully."

Robertson also provided an update on the Europa League second-leg clash with Bayer Leverkusen, claiming UEFA will meet in a few days to discuss their next steps. "It looks like the League Cup will be moved back until October/November time but that's not confirmed yet," he added. 

"We're still waiting to hear from UEFA as to when we'll play the second-leg of the Bayer Leverkusen tie. Indications are early August but, again, we've not had that confirmed. There's a UEFA executive committee meeting in mid-June so we're hoping to hear then.

"That hopefully will also confirm details of the Europa League qualifiers for next season which would be great to get those dates lined up as well so we can really, properly planning for what we're going to do. Plans are going well, the guys are itching to get back."