As Rangers count the cost of several absentees against Braga, much of the pressure will rest on the shoulders of Juventus loanee Aaron Ramsey.

Undoubtedly the player in the squad who has played at the highest level, the 31-year-old’s experience could be invaluable as Rangers look to make the Europa League semi-finals.

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But with the likes of Europa League goalscoring phenom Alfredo Morelos out for the season and the slayer of Braga Ianis Hagi joining him, there are big holes in the Rangers side.

Good for a goal and a quality player in his own right, Aaron Ramsey will shoulder much of the burden of this match as Rangers look to overturn a 1-0 deficit and overcome Braga in Glasgow.

There’s a reason why Juventus reportedly pay the midfielder £20.8m a year and it’s in these matches that Rangers’ move for the ex-Arsenal man will be judged.

Manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst came in for criticism for not starting Aaron Ramsey in the first leg defeat to Braga but we reckon there’s no chance of that this time out.

Aaron Ramsey revelling in Rangers Braga pressure

Cometh the hour, cometh the man, and alongside the likes of Ryan Kent, Kemar Roofe and James Tavernier, the pressure is mounting on Aaron Ramsey to deliver against Braga.

It’s a pressure the Welsh international is revelling in.

“I came here to win and to have the opportunity to play and show what I am capable of doing,” said Aaron Ramsey [Rangers].

“But the main thing was that we were in three competitions and we want to be successful in all of them. This is a huge game for us to progress in.

“There is pressure on you here. I’ve been in clubs and under this kind of pressure before and that’s what I enjoy. Hopefully we can make it a successful season.

“We’re in the quarter-final of the Europa League so it’s huge for us. We have the opportunity to progress.”

Here’s the Rangers team we’re backing to start against Braga at Ibrox – does Aaron Ramsey make the cut?

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