Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has named his starting XI to face FC Midtjylland in the second leg of their Europa League third qualifying round – and Gers fans are buzzing ahead of the crunch clash.
The Rangers starting XI was confirmed on UEFA’s website with Scott Arfield, Glen Kamara and Alfredo Morelos returning to the side as Jordan Jones, Joe Aribo and Jermain Defoe drop to the bench.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 15, 2019
With a clash against Legia Warsaw awaiting the winners in the playoff round, the Gers are within touching distance of making the group stages and fans are hoping to see another dominant performance after smashing six past Hibs on Sunday.
Gerrard’s side hold a 4-2 lead after their impressive win over the Danes seven days ago and will be keen to avoid a repeat of Celtic’s Champions League humiliation at the hands of Romanian minnows Cluj on Tuesday.
There’s also a potential competitive debut for new signing Filip Helander with the Swedish international named on the bench.
Fans think Gerrard’s line up shows that the Gers are taking the game seriously despite their visitors needing a 3-0 win to progress – with one calling it a “crazy strong” side.
Here are some of the best comments from Rangers fans after the starting XI was confirmed:
Strong line up. Obviously taking this seriously
— Crazy Horse 🔴⚪️🔵 (@glasgowsportsfa) August 15, 2019
Let’s get the job done ASAP lads 💙
— Dave (@Nimsay1872) August 15, 2019
Mental we can rest aribo and jones n still look crazy strong
— Watp 🇬🇧🏴🇮🇱 (@hiyalad) August 15, 2019
— Dotty (@dottyRFC) August 15, 2019
— seanHamilton (@HamiltonM8) August 15, 2019
best line up by far
— Lee🍊 (@IeeSZN) August 15, 2019
— Jake O'Hara (@jakeohara97_) August 15, 2019