Rangers launch Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg

Ballymena United could potentially be pitted against Rangers in Monday's Europa League first qualifying round draw

Partizani, who a year ago replaced banned Skenderbeu in the Champions League qualifying campaign, were drawn against Bulgaria's Botev Plovdiv in the first Europa League round.

Clubs can not draw teams from the same country and will also be separated into seeds for the first round, decided by UEFA's co-efficient rankings established at the start of the season.

They play their matches at the Stade Jos Haupert, which holds fewer than 5,000 spectators.

The Gers go in at the first stage having finished third in the Scottish Premiership last season and they will face the Luxembourgers over two legs, although the location of the away fixture has not yet been confirmed.

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St Johnstone's opposition FC Trakai are in the draw after finishing as runners-up to Zalgiris Vilnius in the 2015-16 league.

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.

The first leg is scheduled to take place on 29 June with the return on 6 July.

Bala Town, Connah's Quay and Bangor City will also find out who they will face in the Europa League qualifiers.

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