For a lot of Rangers fans, tonight is the biggest the game they’ve played in a long time. Steven Gerrard has provided the fans with a feeling that they can be a big club again and if they can get past their Russian opposition tonight and next Thursday then they’ll be back in the Europa League.
Good luck to the management & players @RangersFC for tonight’s huge match against UFA
Last qualifying round & we need to be on the ball because no doubts this side will be very capable
As a support let’s raise the roof & get behind the team
C’mon the Gers!
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) 23 August 2018
Rangers have overcome FK Shkupi, Nk Osijek and Maribor to get where they are now and as it stands, Stevie G has just 180 minutes of football standing between him and the Europa League group stages. Reaching the groups of the Europa League would bring immense financial rewards for a club like Rangers and if Gerrard can deliver it then he will go down as an even bigger legend in the eyes of The Gers.
The Bluenoses will be taking every advantage they can ahead of the game and the fact that their Russian opposition played on Monday evening is definitely a bonus. Having to travel to Glasgow after playing earlier in the week won’t be easy for them. It also helps that they haven’t won in their last three games, losing to Dynamo Moscow and Krasnodar in the Russian League and drawing to Progress Niederkorn in the Europa League third-round qualifier.
The Gers are pumped for this one and you can read their comments here:
Ideally put the tie to bed tonight and hopefully be able to rest key players for the piggery
— KAT5088 (@shunter1872) August 23, 2018
Can’t wait to get back to ibrox under the lights tonight and hopefully see another fantastic performance… Let’s go
— Andy F (@forthparker) 23 August 2018
If we get to the play offs I feel the horrible “banter years” are over.
— Franky (@RangersFranky) August 23, 2018
Play up the Glasgow Rangers
— David Crawford (@portedownloyal) 23 August 2018
3-0 to The Famous
— MandarinMcGoo (@bluemcgooRFC) 23 August 2018
Do what we've been doing well and the result takes care of itself
— James Mcguire (@jamesmcguire191) August 23, 2018
Watched them in their last 2 rounds and they were rotten and I mean rotten.
I honestly expect to batter 5 past this mob tonite.
Far too many of our supporters are underestimating our team.
We are the real deal under Stevie please catch up, no more false dawns the sun’s shining
— Robbie Wilson (@robertw1690) 23 August 2018
— J&C (@J13CBV) August 23, 2018
Getting a lead tonight to take into next Thursday’s return fixture will be crucial and if they can do that then they’ll be well placed to make a long-awaited return to the Europe League group stages.