Rangers manager Gio van Bronckhorst has named his starting XI for tonight’s Europa League final in Seville as he and his players get ready for a historic night in the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.
The Light Blues stand 90 minutes away from immortality as they look to secure the club’s second European trophy and lift the Europa League 50 years after the Barcelona Bears won the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Over 100,000 Rangers fans are expected to be in Seville for the final with the Spanish authorities opening up Estadio La Cartuja to house ticketless Gers supporters and give them somewhere to watch the game.
More than 20,000 have tickets for the game though and it is sure to be an electric atmosphere in the Andalucian city when the teams take to the pitch.
Having been boosted by the return to training of Kemar Roofe as the Rangers squad went through their final preparations yesterday at Sevilla’s Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, van Bronckhorst has named the striker among his substitutes.
Allan McGregor lines up in goal for his 104th, and likely last, European performance for Rangers with James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey and Borna Barisic ahead of him.
Best on Earth John Lundstram starts with Glen Kamara and Ryan Jack in midfield – although the Scouser could drop deeper and make up a three-man central defence with Goldson and Bassey.
Scott Wright and Ryan Kent will start in attack behind Joe Aribo – with Roofe and Alfredo Morelos’ recent injury problems leaving the Gers short of attacking options.
All that’s left now is the match itself with the Rangers stars 90 minutes away from writing their names into Ibrox folklore alongside the Barca Bears.
This is how Rangers line up against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final:
Rangers: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Bassey, Barisic, Lundstram, Jack, Kamara, Wright, Kent, Aribo
Substitutes: McLaughlin, McCrorie, Diallo, Davis, Ramsey, Sands, Roofe, Balogun, Sakala, Arfield, King, Lowry