RANGERS hero Fernando Ricksen will return to Glasgow this weekend and meet fans at the launch of two new strips in his honour.

The former Light Blues captain is battling Motor Neurone Disease and a number of charity events have been held in recent years.

Ricksen made an emotional trip to Ibrox earlier this month and was given a rousing reception by the crowd ahead of the match with Hamilton as he bravely fights against the incurable illness.

Now the Dutchman is set to spend time with supporters as two new tops are unveiled.

The orange and blue strips will be launched by The Lionbrand on Friday night and the 41-year-old will make a personal appearance at the Stonefield Tavern between 5pm and 7pm.

And he will also meet the Light Blue legions at the Lionbrand Store in Blantyre on Saturday and Sunday.

Gers fans have already raised more than £30,000 for Ricksen through the sale of merchandise and a host of fund-raising events.

The Evening Times reported last year that superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo gave their backing to Ricksen at the Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich.

A spokesman for Lionbrand told the Evening Times: “The support from the Rangers fans and former players, including the likes of Marco Negri, Artur Numan, Michael Mols and Giovanni van Bronkhorst, for Fernando has been incredible.

“Everyone wishes him all the best in his ongoing battle. He is one of our own.”