PSV Eindhoven are missing a few players for the trip to Glasgow but they still have more than enough quality for Rangers to worry about.

Midfield is a particularly strong area of the park and the balance between Ibrahim Sangare and Joey Veerman is one that Michael Beale will have to disrupt.

To beat PSV Eindhoven, he won’t get away with the tactics that we have seen Rangers start with in most of our games with one key area that he has to get right.

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The Gers boss has no serious injury worries other than not having the choice of playing Ridvan Yilmaz or Tom Lawrence but he has more than adequate cover in these positions.

In midfield though, it isn’t a lack of talent or options that is the issue, it is whether or not he picks the right players.

PSV Eindhoven have a good mix of tall, powerful and very technically gifted midfielders but they do have a weakness.

Veerman can down tools when the going gets tough, Sangare is guilty of leaving runners if others aren’t doing their jobs properly and Malik Tillman – as we all know – isn’t fond of being rushed in possession.

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What the Rangers midfield should be is the polar opposite to this.

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If Veerman and Sangare are passers, Jose Cifuentes and Nicolas Raskin are ball carriers.

They will drive out from under pressure when they need to but are just as capable of picking passes too.

Against PSV Eindhoven, it is the first time in recent European years that Rangers can field a midfield that is every bit as good as one on the opposite side of the park in terms of ability.

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Veerman has never been described as tenacious, neither has Tillman.

Jack, Raskin and Cifuentes have to make a nuisance of themselves with Todd Cantwell dropping in to help too – strength in numbers.

Against Servette, Beale got it all wrong in the first half but made corrections and the second half was much more like it.

The Rangers manager can’t give the Dutch giants a 45 minute head start this time and setting the tempo in midfield from the first whistle could be key.

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