Injured PSV left-back Patrick van Aanholt has been removed from their Champions League squad for the Playoff clash with Rangers.

It comes after the Dutch international wing-back went off in the weekend’s Eredivisie victory over Vitesse with the player set to miss both legs of the tie.

With Brazilian alternative Mauro Junior also ruled out with a knee injury, PSV Eindhoven could call on young Norwegian left-back Fredrik Oppegard for the match.

Patrick van Aanholt is removed from the PSV Eindhoven squad alongside Austrian right-back Phillipp Mwene, with loan signings Sergino Dest (Barcelona) and Malik Tillman (Bayern) replacing them.

The news also means that PSV are set to gamble on the fitness of record signing Noa Lang for the Champions League Playoff clash with Rangers.

The £13m summer signing is the biggest part of a substantial £30m rebuild this summer but the ex-Club Brugge winger missed the weekend’s win over Vitesse.

Dutch EredivisieVitesse Arnhem v PSV Eindhoven
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When pressed on the situation, PSV Eindhoven manager Peter Bosz was unsure if Noa Lang would make the first leg with Rangers at Ibrox.

However even if the influential winger misses the tie in Glasgow, his inclusion in the Champions League squad means he could make the return in Eindhoven.

Patrick van Aanholt ruled out by PSV

The fact that Patrick van Aanholt has been removed entirely means the former Crystal Palace left-back will play no part in the Champions League Playoff with Rangers at all.

Beginning his professional career at Chelsea, Patrick van Aanholt has played for several clubs in the English top flight but is most associated with his time at Selhurst Park.

The left-back had loan spells with Coventry City, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Wigan Athletic and Vitesse before joining Sunderland permanently.

A move to Palace followed, with a stint at Galatasaray preceding his initial loan move to PSV Eindhoven back in February of this year.

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