Gio van Bronckhorst has put his Rangers players through their paces for the last time ahead of facing Frankfurt in the Europa League final in Seville.
The Light Blues trained on the pitch at Sevilla’s Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán as over 100,000 Rangers fans descend on the Spanish city ahead of the 8pm kick-off on Wednesday night.
The Gers were boosted by the return of Kemar Roofe to training ahead of the showpiece final as the Jamaican international joined his team-mates to bolster the attacking options available to the Rangers boss.
“Kemar is available,” van Bronckhorst confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.
“He trained for the first time with us yesterday and had individual training before that so he will be in the squad and if I want to use him he’s ready. It’s a boost for us.”
Roofe’s return could see the former Leeds star make a, somewhat, unexpected start against Frankfurt, with Joe Aribo widely tipped to lead the line.
The absence of Alfredo Morelos and Roofe has left van Bronckhorst’s side short in attack recently, with Nigeria international Aribo putting in some impressive performances as a makeshift number 9 to help Rangers to Seville and the Europa League final.
Rangers stars out to make history in Seville Europa League final
Rangers are aiming to lift the trophy for the first time and add it to the European Cup Winners’ Cup that the Barcelona Bears won 50 years ago.
The Ibrox stars looked focused on the task ahead against the Bundesliga side as they put in one final session 24 hours out from the biggest game many of them might ever play in.
With the club also celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, while also losing two bona fide Rangers greats in Walter Smith and Jimmy Bell, there are plenty of reasons why Rangers winning would be fitting this year more than any other.
However, there’s still the small matter of beating a team who will prove a huge challenge to Rangers as they deservedly take their place in this season’s Europa League final opposite the Gers.