Rangers announce Hearts and Pars friendlies

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Former manager Jim Jefferies will return to Berwick Rangers when he brings Dunfermline Athletic to Shielfield for a pre-season friendly. Hearts will also send a team to face Rangers next month.

A Hearts XI will be at Shielfield Park to take on Berwick on Saturday July 7 for a 2pm kick-off.

Then on Sunday July 15 July, again with a 2pm kick-off, Jefferies brings Dunfermline Athletic to Berwick. The Pars of course were in the SPL last season, but were relegated to the First Division in May.

Jefferies finished his playing career at Berwick, turning out for the Black and Golds for two seasons in the early 80s before leaving to become Gala Fairydean manager in 1983. He return to Shielfield to become Berwick manager in 1988, staying for two seasons before moving on to Falkirk.

Berwick are looking into arranging two further games before the start of the season.