Do they look confident? Excitement builds as Gers stars pictured ahead of European showdown
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'Lets Go' - Supporters rally around Gers squad leaving for Vienna

Tomorrow night represents a major opportunity for Rangers, the biggest the club have had in years. Knockout European football awaits.

The equation? Simple. No confusing permutations or goal difference calculations need to feature.

The reverse fixture finished 3-1 at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Take all three points from the clash against Rapid Vienna and they’re there.

While it may sound straight, a recent downturn in form complicates matters. Add to that, this is an away fixture, in a stadium well renowned for it’s raucous atmosphere.

Rapid there for the taking

Rapid’s fan are sure to make a din on Thursday (Photo by Johann Schwarz/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

However, their opponents aren’t exactly flying high. In fact, they would take Rangers’ position in the domestic table in a heartbeat. Rapid may be challenging in Europe, but in Austria, they have struggled both for goals and points.

If Rangers get the performance right, progression is there for the taking.

The Teddy Bears wont be short of support on the night either, with 12,000 fans said to be making the trip to Austria.

Even this afternoon, as the squad arrived at Glasgow International Airport, good luck messages poured in.

The manager and the players looked in a relaxed mood a day out from the big clash, and posed for photos with delighted supporters.

Finally, some even ventured to suggest that the relaxed body language of the squad, constituted a positive indicator for tomorrow’s result.

After two poor performances, it’s good to see the Gers have collected themselves and moved on. A win tomorrow evening would be an historic triumph and a great indicator of the progression made under Steven Gerrard.

Rangers fell at the first stage of qualifying under Caixinha. A little more than a year later, knockout European nights at Ibrox beckon once more.

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