Rangers take on BSC Young Boys this evening in Bern in the second game of their Europa League Group G campaign.
First time out, Steven Gerrard’s side defeated Feyenoord 1-0. It was an impressive display and the good form has continued since then, with the Gers winning three domestic games in the space of a week, scoring ten goals and conceding none.
As for Young Boys, they are yet to get off the mark in the group, after losing 2-1 at Porto on Matchday One. They also currently have a number of players out injured [Daily Record].
However, they are currently second in the Swiss Super League and have an in-form striker in Jean-Pierre Nsamé.
This will represent a step up for the Gers, but Gerrard is confident of taking something from the game [Evening Times].
Given the impressive nature of the Gers performance against Aberdeen at the weekend, the manager was never likely to make wholesale changes.
In the end, he plucked for just the two – one at the back and one in midfield.
Filip Helander returns to the side in place of fan favourite Nikola Katic, having impressed in the opening game against Feyenoord.
Elsewhere, Glen Kamara slots back into the middle of the park alongside Steven Davis and Ryan Jack, with Scott Arfield moving further forward to oust Greg Stewart, who excelled at the weekend.
Young Boys vs Rangers – Fans react to starting XI
Plenty of Bears weren’t happy with the decision to exclude Stewart and Katic, with both players named amongst the substitutes.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Gutted for Greg Stewart, deserves a start.
— Gravy Lobes (@jackross1872) October 3, 2019
Helander 😔 Katic played so well against Aberdeen, how has he started over him?
— MT (@Matt_2k8) October 3, 2019
Would have started Katic as Helander had a nightmare on Livingstons plastic pitch!
— Richard Clark (@richard_clark82) October 3, 2019