Rangers star confident Gers can progress v Red Star in Europa League
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Rangers star confident Gers can progress v Red Star in Europa League

Rangers star Calvin Bassey is looking forward to tonight’s Europa League last-16 clash with Red Star at Ibrox and insists the Light Blues can make it through to the quarter-finals if they perform like they did in the last round.

The Gers knocked Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund out after a 4-2 win in Germany was followed up by a 2-2 Ibrox draw and Bassey is excited to face the Serbians.

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The Nigerian international knows that Rangers will be in for a tough ask to make it to the quarters but believes there’s enough quality in the Gers side to progress.

“I think we’ve got a good bunch of boys who are very enthusiastic,” Bassey said. “Everyone is full of energy and we always want to do well. 

“So I don’t see why we should look at ourselves as below anyone else. I think if we perform the same way as we did against Dortmund then we have a real chance. 

“Obviously, we know we are coming up against a strong opponent, a good team. But we’re a good team as well. 

“We are just going to go out there and try and give our best. Hopefully we can come away with a good result to take with us to Belgrade.”

Rangers are only the second team to ever reach the last 16 of the Europa League in three successive seasons, matching Sevilla, and after losing to Leverkusen and Slavia Prague in the last two seasons, it would be great to make it through.

Red Star will be very tough opponents though and getting a win tonight and heading to Belgrade with an advantage would be massive boost for Rangers.

In other news, Rangers have rubbished claims that Celtic will earn more than the Ibrox side for the controversial friendly in Australia.