Rangers are set to be tested by an in-form Brondby marksman on Thursday.

The Gers are hosting the Danish champions in a must-win Europa League Group A clash at Ibrox.

Rangers v Lech Poznan: Group D - UEFA Europa League
A must-win Europa League fixture looms for Rangers. (Photo by Robert Perry – Pool/Getty Images)

The home side are favourites and it’s easy to see why. They sit top of the Premiership table, while the visitors are sixth in the Superliga after winning just three of their opening 12 matches.

Niels Frederiksen’s side shouldn’t be written off, though, especially given the form of Mikael Uhre.

The 27-year-old forward is 6ft 2″, has plenty of pace, and, crucially, his numbers are also very strong.

Last season, he netted 21 times in all competitions and so far in 2021/22, he has nine goals in 16 appearances.

He’s scored three times in his last three Superliga outings and although he’s yet to net in the Europa League, he did have success against RB Salzburg in Champions League Qualifying.

FC Red Bull Salzburg v Brondby IF - UEFA Champions League: Play-Offs Leg One
Rangers must keep in-form Brondby marksman Mikael Uhre quiet. (Photo by Michael Molzar/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

The right-footed former Denmark youth international has been instrumental in a mini domestic resurgence for Brondby in recent weeks and it’s imperative that Rangers keep him quiet.

Defensive solidity has been a key strength for Steven Gerrard’s side in the past but clean sheets have been few and far between this season, with shutouts in both legs of the Europa League playoff against Alashkert their only successes in that area so far in European competition.

Uhre is a real handful and he’s set to be the main threat on Thursday night, but if Connor Goldson and co. can keep him quiet, the hosts have every chance of picking up their first win in Group A.

In other news, a player who was often criticised during his time at Ibrox is now receiving rave reviews in England.

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