Rangers support travel to Vienna in huge numbers
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Rangers support travel to Vienna in huge numbers

Over 10,000 members of the Rangers support will descend on Vienna within the next 24 hours for one of the biggest matches in the club’s recent history.

It’s may well be the biggest in close to a decade. How apt that a decade ago this year Rangers made it the UEFA Cup Final.

Now, they stand on the brink of making it to the last 32 of the competition’s latest reincarnation, the Europa League. It’ll take a big performance, but what an entourage the club is taking with them.

If these Rangers players can’t gee themselves up just looking at the build up, then they’re at the wrong club. This is what Glasgow Rangers is all about. The commitment of the support is a credit to the club and to the supporters themselves.

Rapid Vienna also have a passionate support which should lend to a brilliant atmosphere. (Photo by Johann Schwarz/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Rangers support can help team win in Vienna

When Rangers qualified for Europe, many fans would’ve seen a trip to Austria as the most appealing.

Spain, in the twilight of Summer was also a good option if not a little early in the Group. Russia would simply cost a little more to get to.

Little did they know just how poised this group would be going into tomorrow’s match with Rapid Wien.

Rangers must win to progress. But it’s a job made a little easier by the fact an absolute swarm of Rangers fans are descending on beautiful Vienna.

Between 10 and 12 thousand have made the journey. This close to Christmas. Around 2500 have tickets for the actual away fan section, but more have bought tickets for the home end. As a result, Rapid have taken this classy decision.

Alfredo Morelos got a double when Rangers beat Rapid 3-1 in October. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

These numbers are testament to the world class support Rangers have. What a buzz.

Fans are coming via Manchester, Budapest, Milan, Bratislava and everywhere in between. There’s plenty going by bus too.

And what a European journey it’s been so far.

Let’s hope it doesn’t end tomorrow – we’ll take plenty more to Baku.