Rangers launch Europa League campaign against Prodgres Niederkorn of Luxembourg

Pedro Caixinha determined to bring European success to Rangers

Cork, Shamrock Rovers and Derry are all unseeded for their Europa League draws and their priorities will be easy travel options and opposition; all would jump at a Crusaders tie or, indeed, a more lucrative spin to Glasgow's Rangers.

They came closest to qualifying in 2014 but were knocked out by Spurs in the play-off round after a 5-1 aggregate defeat.

St Johnstone, who were also seeded for the draw, were drawn to play Lithuanian side Trakai and will also start their Europa League campaign at home at McDiarmid Park.

But should they progress into the next round, they could face a tricky trip to Cyprus.

TNS will take on Europa FC in the Champions League first round qualifying.

Niederkorn have failed to win any of their 12 matches in Europe, scoring only once.

The Albanian teams will play their first round qualification matches in late June and early July. They will host the first leg at Pittodrie on July 13 with the return the following week.

If Rangers are able to navigate their way through the Europa League qualifiers to the group stage of the competition, it would hand the club a big financial boost as they seek to close the gap to Celtic.

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