As a pair of Rangers gems make the official UEFA Europa League Team of the Week, it proves further evidence of not only their growth as individuals, but of the Gers as a team.

Rangers winger Ryan Kent and Ibrox striker Alfredo Morelos have been named in the tournament’s official XI from this round of fixtures – and not without good reason.

Steven Gerrard’s side have won an enticing test against Czech outfit Slavia Prague in the Last 16 after they dumped Belgians Royal Antwerp 9-5 on aggregate in the first knockout round.

Much of the club’s success across the two legs came down to the fine individual performances of both striker Alfredo Morelos and winger Ryan Kent.

Both players are probably the most talented Rangers players at this level and have been the driving force of our European adventures over the last three seasons.

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Against Royal Antwerp, Alfredo Morelos, 24, was crowned Man of the Match in both legs, his selfless, powerful and at times unplayable performances seeing him involved in eight of the nine goals.

Kent, 24, has come in for some criticism recently for not having enough influence on matches but across the course of this season the immensely talented winger has come up big for the club.

The ex-Liverpool winger didn’t start the match last week, but his introduction changed it with his Eden Hazard-esque strike in the first leg pulling Rangers back into the match.

In the return at Ibrox, Kent was THE bright spark in the early stages, setting the tone for an all-action, direct, imposing performance with two early shots on goal before he finished off the move of the game with Rangers’ 3rd strike.

Both players are developing into fine footballers and big assets for Rangers with their reliability and talent vital to the club’s charge into the latter stages.

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Rangers gems Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos combined to get the first goal on Thursday’s 5-2 victory over Royal Antwerp. (Photo by RUSSELL CHEYNE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

But both are team players, important jewels in Steven Gerrard’s Rangers crown yes, but well aware that the foundations below provide the platform for them to gleam from Glasgow to the continent.

Rangers striker Morelos has received much praise from across Belgium in the aftermath of the result in plaudits which are in stark contrast to his coverage in Scotland.

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