Rangers fans have responded on social media following the announcement of the Gers team for the third-round Europa League qualifier against Willem II.

Steven Gerrard’s side are two wins away from the group stages but face a big test against an in-form opponent in Tilburg.

Willem II v Heracles Almelo - Dutch Eredivisie

Willem II striker Vangelis Pavlidis is a man in form. (Photo by Geert van Erven/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The hosts have started the season strongly and they hammered Heracles Almelo 4-0 at the Koning Willem II Stadion on Sunday.

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Rangers had a less positive weekend, drawing 2-2 with Hibernian, and key players like Joe Aribo, Kemar Roofe and Ryan Jack are still missing through injury.

Perhaps due to a lack of alternative options as much as anything else, Gerrard has selected almost exactly the same team that took to the pitch at Easter Road.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Rangers FC - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has selected his team for the Europa League qualifier against Willem II. (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Pool via Getty Images)

As predicted, Allan McGregor comes in for Jon McLaughlin in goal, but the Gers are unchanged elsewhere.


James Tavernier and Borna Barisic occupy the full-back berths with Connor Goldson and Filip Helander making up the centre-back partnership.

In midfield, the trio of Steven Davis, Glen Kamara and Scott Arfield retain their places, while Ianis Hagi and Ryan Kent have been charged with providing support to central striker, Alfredo Morelos.

McLaughlin, Calvin Bassey, Leon Balogun, Nathan Patterson, Jordan Jones, Jermain Defoe and Cedric Itten have all been named on the bench.

Will this side be strong enough to see Rangers through to the final qualifying round?

Here’s a selection of reactions from social media:


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