Linfield will play Rangers in fundraising friendly

Rangers played Linfield in a pre-season friendly in July 2011
Rangers played Linfield in a pre-season friendly in July 2011

Irish Premiership champions Linfield are to play Rangers in a friendly before the end of the season to raise money for the crisis-hit Scottish club.

Linfield say they hope to stage the game at their Windsor Park ground in late April or early May.

Rangers have been regular visitors to the Belfast club for pre-season friendlies but on this occasion they will be the beneficiaries.

The debt-ridden Glasgow club entered administration in February.

BBC Scotland believes Rangers could owe as much as £15m to the tax authorities.

On Wednesday night, former Rangers defender Sandy Jardine was in Belfast asking fans to back a fighting fund.

It is believed money raised would go towards helping the club while it is in administration.

The Scottish Premier League champions beat Linfield 4-1 in a pre-season friendly at Windsor Park last July.

The match was part of the Belfast club's 125th anniversary celebrations.

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