Rangers only really have Kieran Dowell missing for the trip to the Netherlands to play PSV Eindhoven, however, the Eredivisie giants are sweating on the fitness of a few players including centre-half Olivier Boscagli.

Andre Ramalho is also touch and go as Peter Bosz looks to solve a problem that has plagued his side’s early season form.

Speaking to the press ahead of the Champions League play-off against Rangers PSV Eindhoven’s Olivier Boscagli revealed that he is still not at full fitness and that cutting out mistakes will be the name of the game, as reported by The Rangers Review.

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Rangers need to put Olivier Boscagli under pressure

The 25-year old Frenchman isn’t expecting an easy night and doesn’t seem entirely confident in his own conditioning:

“We didn’t have a game at the weekend so that helped us to recover more. We have had a week to train and prepare so we will be ready.

“Personally, I have only trained a few days and this session is the most important for me.

“I have talked with the coach and we will take no risk. If I am not 100% sure I can play in this game then I won’t do it.

“We saw in the first leg in Glasgow that Rangers were really compact.

“They let us play the ball and tried to play on the counter-attack with some fast guys up at the front.

“But we are focusing on our own style of football. We aim to cut out the mistakes we made in the last game.

“We will try and play the ball forward as fast as possible and create our chances. But our defence has to be perfect because we took some risks in the last game.”

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Rangers have to try and capitalise on PSV Eindhoven’s weakness which is their defence, even their first choice pairing of Olivier Boscagli and Ramalho are far from convincing.

The first leg at Ibrox showed where Michael Beale can exploit and there will be little chance of the Gers gaffer deviating from a successful game plan.

He was a deflected corner and goal scored by Luuk de Jong’s shoulder away from taking a one goal lead into the second leg.

If the more experienced centre-half pairing makes the starting XI, there is no way that they will be fully fit and the Rangers attack should let Olivier Boscagli and co. know they aren’t in for a quiet night.