Corby Town to host Glasgow Rangers in a friendly match

Corby Town

Blue Square Bet North side Corby Town will host Glasgow Rangers for a friendly match next season.

Although a date is yet to be decided, the Steelmen will welcome the Scottish Premier League Champions as part of the launch of their new ground.

Director Chris Rivett told BBC Radio Northampton: "It's fantastic game for Corby Town and the people of Corby.

"We couldn't make it the very first game in the new stadium but we have this game to look forward to."

The Steelmen have built their as yet unnamed new ground alongside the Rockingham Triangle stadium, ready for the 2011-12 season.

"We've got a long standing relationship with Rangers, and they came down for the 60th anniversary for the club," said Rivett.

Corby Town chairman David Mallinger commented: "We are delighted that Rangers have accepted our invitation to come down here for an exhibition match.

"It will commemorate something special in the history of Corby Town.

"They were the team that we identified from day one we wanted to play."

Rangers academy's technical manager and reserve team manager Tommy Wilson said: "We are absolutely delighted at the prospect of playing in the match which officially opens Corby's magnificent new stadium.

"Having played in regular pre-season matches over recent years we know what type of reception we will get and expect a very competitive fixture.

"Our team, which will be a mixture of reserves and first-team players, are excited at the prospect and the young ones are keen to emulate Danny Wilson who played in the last fixture as a 17-year-old."