Rangers’ opponents Brondby have reportedly been dealt a significant blow ahead of Thursday’s meeting between the two sides in Denmark.
The Gers are travelling over in search of three points as they look to continue to turn things around after their poor start in Group A.
Brondby were downed 2-0 at Ibrox a fortnight ago as the hosts got off the mark but the Danish champions have regrouped somewhat since then.
They’ve won two Superliga matches and one Danish Cup tie, while manager Niels Frederiksen expects to have key forward Mikael Uhre back available on Thursday evening after he sustained a minor injury in the first of the three victories.
It’s not all good news for the Danes, though.
According to Sports Mole, no.1 goalkeeper Mads Hermansen is out with a foot injury.
The Denmark U21 international missed the first meeting between the sides in Glasgow but Brondby boss Frederiksen was optimistic that he wouldn’t be out for long.
However, he’s yet to return to action, ensuring that veteran no.2 keeper Thomas Mikkelsen will be deployed once again against the Gers.
Mikkelsen didn’t make any howlers at Ibrox but his distribution was untidy and the Rangers front three will likely look to put him under pressure throughout the match.
Meanwhile, Rangers’ domestic cup rivals have been dealt a major blow.