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ranger will try to get their first Group A win when they welcome the Danish champions Brondby to Ibrox for theirs Europe League Collision on Thursday night.
The two teams, which will meet for the first time in a competitive game, are two of only three teams that have not yet scored a goal in this year’s competition.
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The Rangers missed a chance to extend their lead at the Scottish Premiership Summit when they drew 1-1 at home against the soaring Hearts last weekend.
John LundstramA shot from long range gave the Gers the lead five minutes before the break, but the hosts couldn’t keep their lead Craig HalkettThe 90th-minute header at the far post forced the two teams to share the booty.
Steven GerrardThe men remain at the top of the table, one point ahead of their nearest challenger Hearts and four points over Glasgow’s rival Celtic.
The Rangers are now turning back to the Europa League, where their form must improve to move into the knockout round for the third time in a row.
The Gers already have 0: 2 or 0: 1 against Lyon or
The Rangers have lost three of their last four home games in all European competitions, as many defeats as their previous 26 games at Ibrox in Europe, but Gerrard should be confident that his side will have the strength to beat Brondby in the middle of the week.
Brondby’s first European championship since 2008/09 has started a little better than expected as they scored a point in the first two group games.
Group A underdogs played a goalless draw at home against Sparta Prague before losing 3-0 away to one of the tournament favorites Lyon last month.
Since her loss in France Niels Frederiksen saw his side take four points from their last two Danish Superliga games, scoring 1-1 against Randers before taking a dramatic 3-2 home win against Vejie BK Mikael clock and Christian Cappis Goal in the last eight minutes to seal all three points.
Brondby is traveling to Ibrox after having played three European competitions in Scotland and winning each of his last two visits in 1996 and 2016 against Aberdeen and Hibernian.
However, the Vestegnen boys have lost 10 of their last 11 away games in Europe and need to show their performance to score points against Rangers.
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Rangers will rate Ryan Kent‘s Achilles tendon injury before kick-off, and Gerrard hopes the winger can play on Thursday.
Filip HelanderHowever, she stays out with a knee problem, so Leon Balogun is expected to keep his place alongside Connor Goldson in the heart of the defense.
midfield player Ryan Jack is slowly being reintegrated into the first team’s training after recovering from a calf injury, but the 29-year-old is not fit enough for this week.
Steven Davis and Kemar Roofe, who both started on the bench against Hearts, are hoping they can make their way back into the starting XI and replace Lundstram Scott Wright.
As for Brondby, goalkeeper first choice Mads Hermansen suffers from an ankle injury and will miss the trip to Ibrox despite Frederiksen saying the 21-year-old shouldn’t be on the sidelines for too long.
Central defender Rasmus Wikström stays away with shoulder problems while midfielder Mathias Greve and Peter Bjur are not available on fields.
Striker Uhre, who has been the club’s top scorer with nine goals in 16 appearances this season, is expected to start at the side Simon Hedlund.
Rangers possible starting line-up:
McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Barisic; Aribo, Davis, Kamara; Hagi, Morelos, Roofe
Brondby possible starting line-up:
Mikkelsen; Borkeeiet, Maxso, Tshiembe; Bruus, Slimane, Radosevic, Frendrup, Mensah; Hedlund, watch
Probability: Rangers 2-1 Brondby
Although the Rangers have struggled to maintain consistent form in recent weeks, Gerrard’s side should be of enough quality to take all three points on Thursday.
Brondby shouldn’t be taken lightly however and could make it a challenging evening for the Gers, especially if they do as well as they did against Sparta Prague.
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