Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the Rangers manager, provided a positive injury report ahead of his team’s trip to Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night. In their Europa League first-leg match, the Gers have a 3-0 advantage.
Van Bronckhorst’s tactics have been spot on so far this season for the Gers in Europe. Rangers knocked Dortmund out of the play-offs with a 6-4 aggregate victory.
Then, on Thursday night at Ibrox, Rangers put on another masterful performance. The Gers have a three-goal cushion going into a hostile match in Serbia thanks to goals from James Tavernier, Alfredo Morelos, and Leon Balogun.
A penalty miss by Allan McGregor once again proved that age is just a number, as Red Star had three goals disallowed due to offside. Van Bronckhorst gave an injury report prior to Thursday’s game.
Except for long-term absentee Ianis Hagi and veteran midfielder Steven Davis, the Dutch coach confirmed that he will have everyone available. All of Aaron Ramsey, Ryan Jack, and Filip Helander are available, as well as a host of others.
In reality, Davis will struggle to get a chance to play because Hagi has been ruled out for the entire season. In addition, Ramsey appears to be in the best shape of his career.
In the 3-0 win over Dundee at the weekend, he lasted 80 minutes. While Greg Stewart believes he will sit out Thursday’s game, he could play in his sixth game for the Rangers, which would be a huge advantage for him.