After four excellent wins in the space of ten days, next up for the Gers is a trip to Bern, to face BSC Young Boys in the Europa League.

Steven Gerrard believes his side have every chance of taking something from the game [Evening Times] and his players must be brimming with confidence after the mauling of Aberdeen at Ibrox on Saturday.

Gerrard is backing his side to pick up a big result on the road. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Swiss Super League side will make things a lot tougher than the Dons did, though.

Sure, they too are experiencing injury problems [Scottish Sun], but one key player who is fit and raring to go, is Jean-Pierre Nsamé.

Young Boys striker in rich vein of form

The 26-year-old forward, capped once by Cameroon, is likely to prove a major handful for Connor Goldson and whoever lines up beside him at the back, either Nikola Katic or Filip Helander.

That’s because the £4.05m-rated striker [Transfermarkt] has started the season in scintillating fashion.

Nsamé has 12 goals in 14 appearances so far this campaign, including eight in the league, three in the Swiss Cup and one in the Europa League [Transfermarkt]. He netted a penalty in his side’s 2-1 defeat at Porto on matchday one.

Nsamé steps up to stroke home a penalty away at Porto. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Alongside the goals, he’s turned creator on occasion too, registering four assists in all competitions.

That’s a record comparable to Rangers’ very own Alfredo Morelos, who has 13 goals and four assists in 17 appearances this season [Transfermarkt].

Young Boys warmed up for the Gers clash with a narrow 3-2 league win over Kyle Lafferty’s old club, Sion, on Saturday, leaving them second in the table, three points behind FC Basel [Soccerway].

Unsurprisingly, Nsamé was on the scoresheet once again. Heading into this crunch fixture, he looks by far the opposition’s biggest threat.

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