It has been revealed that Standard Liege will be without star man Gojko Cimirot for their big clash against Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League on Thursday.
The Gers are on the verge of booking their place in the Europa League round of 32. A win for Steven Gerrard’s side will confirm their progression, and a draw may even be enough if Benfica avoid defeat to Lech Poznan.
The Ibrox outfit’s chances have been given a boost after it has been confirmed that Cimirot will not be available. The £4.05m-valued Bosnia and Herzegovina international (Transfermarkt) has played in every single match in both Europa League qualifying and the group stage so far this term.
Losing a regular such as Cimirot is not good for Liege’s chances – a victory would give them a slither of hope of getting through to the next round themselves – but they have other players that can cause the 54-time Scottish champions problems.
Will Rangers beat Standard Liege?
Merveille Bokadi picked up a SofaScore rating of 7.5 in the first meeting between these two sides earlier this season, while Maxime Lestienne has three goals and two assists in 13 games so far this campaign. At this level, there are no easy matches for Rangers – they must make sure there is no complacency as they look to get the job done.
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