Rangers face trip to Luxembourg to play Progres Niederkorn in Europa

Kristopher Nichols
June 20, 2017

Dundalk have suffered most with transfers and injuries; at times this season they have been forced to play without the midfield and central defence that attracted so many new supporters 12 months ago.

Rangers have been drawn to face Progres Niederkorn in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.

Caixinha has already made a raft of signings this summer, with more on the way, and he will be targeting progress in the Europa League to give the Gers a boost.

Fellow Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone will face FK Trakai of Lithuania in their tie, also at home in the first leg. Champions League play-off losers automatically make it to the Europa League group stage like Skenderbeu did in the 2015-16 campaign.

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Welsh trio Bala Town, Connah's Quay Nomads and Bangor City will also be fighting it out in the first round, while Aberdeen will learn which of two first-round teams they will take on in the second round.

They are St Johnstone and Rangers from Scotland, Crusaders, Coleraine and Ballymena United from Northern Ireland, as well as Ireland's Shamrock Rovers, Cork City and Derry City.

Limassol finished fourth in the Cypriot First Division last season and haven't competed in the Europa League group stages since 2012-13.

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