Rangers hope to learn later this month when the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie with Bayer Leverkusen will go ahead - but are anticipating an early August fixture. 

The match in Germany was postponed back in March due to the coronavirus outbreak and football shutdown. 

Steven Gerrard's team lost the first leg 3-1 to the Bundesliga club at Ibrox.

UEFA have still to confirm how the Champions League and Europa League will be concluded this season - but a "Final Eight" tournament in Lisbon has been mooted. 

Speaking to Rangers TV, Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson said: "We are still waiting to hear from UEFA as to when we will be playing the second leg of the Bayer Leverkusen tie. The indications are early August, but we have not had that confirmed.

"There is a UEFA executive committee meeting mid-June (June 17) and we are hoping to hear then. That hopefully will also confirm the details of the Europa League qualifiers for next season.

"It will be great to get those dates confirmed as well and then we can start properly planning for what we are going to do.

"It looks as though the League Cup is going to be moved back to October, November time. It’s not been confirmed yet, but that is the latest."

Robertson confirmed the Ibrox club were preparing for training to resume at Auchenhowie on June 15. 

"The guys are itching to come back," he said. "The plans have been progressing well. Ross (sporting director Wilson) and the medical team have got really extensive plans in place for when the players come back. We are hoping to be back on around about June 15."