Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst as promised fans there will be changes ahead of the Europa League clash with Sparta Prague amid major calls to give the likes of Nathan Patterson a run in the side.

Gers fans are still licking their wounds after the raw Premier Sports Cup exit to Hibernian and the players have the chance to bounce back and gain a spot in the Europa League knockout round.

If the Gers can beat the Czech club by two clear goals then they will book a place in the Europa League beyond Christmas.

Couple this with the fact the match will be Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first as manager of Rangers and his return to Ibrox after a spell as a player 20 years ago, and the match is all set up to be a belter.

Speaking to the press ahead of the game, van Bronckhorst is clear that he will look to implement his style on the Rangers team and that fans can expect to see changes.

“I have certain ways of playing against certain systems,” said Van Bronckhorst [Rangers].

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“You will see a team tomorrow in the system I like to play and how it is best to play against Prague. You will definitely see some changes.

 

“It has been a very short time with the players but I think they can already sense what I want to change and what is needed to become successful again.

Rangers boss van Bronckhorst looks to ring the changes against Sparta Prague

“Not only on the pitch but the way we behave as a team and the way we prepare mentally. You cannot do everything in two days, I need more time, but step by step I am sure the players will understand the way I work and the way I want to play.

“I have a certain way of working. There are certain things I expect and want from my players.”

The comments will be taken positively by supporters who’re eager to see some fresh blood in the squad as the side begins to stagnate.

Rangers have conceded the first goal in their last six matches and at present are playing nowhere near the standards expected in the first team.

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Rangers fans have been calling for full-back Nathan Patterson to be given a run in the side amid comments from van Bronckhorst about imminent changes. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There have been a range of calls from supporters over the last few days but none louder than those concerning Patterson.

The Scotland international full-back brings an energy to the team and regardless of captain James Tavernier, fans are hoping Gio can find a way to fit him into the side.

Rangers keeper Allan McGregor has also been catching the attention of supporters after the press conference as the Gers legend delivered yet another deadpan media interview.

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