Gio vows Rangers will be ready for Hearts clash at Tynecastle
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Gio vows Rangers will be ready for Hearts clash at Tynecastle

Rangers manager Gio van Bronckhorst has vowed to do “everything” to get his players ready for a trip to Tynecastle to face Hearts in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday lunchtime after travelling back to Scotland immediately after last night’s 1-1 Europa League draw with Lyon in France.

The Light Blues make the journey to the capital looking to continue their 100% domestic record under Gio so far at a ground that has thrown up plenty of problems for Rangers in recent years.

van Bronckhorst insists his side will be ready for Tynecastle on Sunday (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

Gio is confident he has the players available to freshen up the side and, after making six changes last night, the Dutchman knows his squad are used to the rigours of playing domestic and European football.

“We are flying straight back to Scotland now to prepare for the game. We are used to it,” the Rangers manager said.

“We will do everything we can in terms of recovery then on Saturday we will also prepare tactically for Hearts, which is of course a tough game for us away.

“But I’m confident about my team and the performance we had today.

“Just now it’s a case to rest really well and prepare for Sunday.”

While Hearts have been in good form this season, Gio’s Rangers look to have stepped up a level after the change in management at Ibrox saw the Dutchman arrive last month.

Scott Wright could keep his place in the Rangers side after scoring last night in France (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

After leaving the likes of Allan McGregor, Alfredo Morelos and Fashion Sakala out completely last night, GvB’s squad should have no problem coping with Thursday-Sunday football.

Some of the ‘fringe’ players who were handed chances last night – like goalscorer Scott Wright – might even find themselves remaining in the starting XI for the Tynecastle clash on Sunday afternoon.

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