Rangers face the last hurdle in their bid to reach the Europa League final tonight with the second leg of the semi-final clash with RB Leipzig taking place at Ibrox – and Gers boss Gio van Bronckhorst faces some massive selection decisions.
The Gers trail 1-0 on aggregate after Angelino’s late strike in Leipzig last week but the Light Blues are confident ahead of what is sure to be an electric night on Edmiston Drive.
While Rangers were pretty conservative in Germany last week, the same is unlikely to happen tonight with the Gers needing to score twice if they are to make it to the final in Seville later this month.
The personnel isn’t likely to be too different – mainly because there aren’t many other options for van Bronckhorst to choose from – as injuries take their toll on the Light Blues in the final weeks of the campaign.
After the Old Firm draw at the weekend, the Rangers players will need to give another massive shift tonight if they are to reach the club’s first European final since losing to Zenit St Petersburg in the 2008 UEFA Cup final in Manchester.
Veteran keeper Allan McGregor is a surefire starter with a back four of James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey and Borna Barisic ahead of him.
In midfield, Ryan Jack and John Lundstram should take their usual roles with Scott Arfield in a more advanced role.
Joe Aribo, Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe – if Roofe is fit – are likely to be the three given the nod to lead the line for Rangers, although Fashion Sakala could come in if Roofe isn’t cleared.