Rangers rivals' Brondby confident of major firepower boost for EL clash
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Rangers rivals' Brondby confident of major firepower boost for EL clash

Brondby are confident of receiving a major boost to their attacking firepower for Thursday’s Europa League fixture against Rangers.

The Danish champions lost 2-0 at Ibrox last month but have bounced back to record three consecutive wins across the Superliga and the Danish Cup and will fancy their chances on home turf.

Leon Balogun scored the first goal as Rangers defeated Brondby 2-0 at Ibrox to keep their hopes of Europa League progression alive. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Their main striker Mikael Uhre missed the last two of those domestic triumphs through injury after assisting both goals in the previous win over FC Copenhagen.

However, manager Niels Frederiksen believes the pacy forward will be fit enough to return to the side against the Gers.

“It’s very positive,” he said [Glasgow Times]. “All the indications are that Mikael will be ready to play by Thursday.”

“Marko did well for us on Sunday, but it is important for us to get Uhre ready, because he is our top scorer and has speed that can threaten the Scots.”

Brondby star Uhre picked up an injury against FC Copenhagen but could return to boost their firepower against Rangers. (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

So far this season, the former Denmark U21 international has scored nine goals and notched two assists in 18 appearances, backing up a very strong 2020/21 campaign during which he netted 21 times and bagged six assists.

He did very little during the first meeting between the sides at Ibrox, but he’ll be fresh on Thursday after over a week out of action and the Rangers back four will have to keep him quiet if they are to emerge with three more vital points.

In other news, two Rangers stars have received international call-ups but an ex-Ger has been dropped from the same squad.