BAYER Leverkusen will not train at Ibrox ahead of their Europa League clash with Rangers in order to protect the pitch.

The surface has come in for criticism in recent weeks as a heavy fixture schedule and torrential weather took their toll at Ibrox.

Rangers had to postpone their game with Livingston last month after the park was left unplayable and the game was rescheduled for the following day.

Braga did not use Ibrox for their final preparations ahead of their 3-2 defeat.

And Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz will put his players through their paces in Germany on Wednesday morning before making the trip to Glasgow for the first leg of the last 16 clash.