Steven Gerrard has confirmed a big boost for Tuesday night by revealing just four players will be missing for the visit of Malmo from the entire squad.
Long-term injuries Ryan Jack and Niko Katic will not be at the manager’s disposal, while suspended pair Glen Kamara and Kemar Roofe (who has other things to worry about) also will not feature, but that will be it.
The boost provided sees Leon Balogun confirmed as available, and Zambia’s Fashion Sakala back in contention too. But the lively Ianis Hagi’s return is also extremely welcome and adds an energetic dimension up front if the Romanian is selected.
Alfredo Morelos will also be fully available after missing the first leg, and of course he tends to shine on nights like these.
And Ibrox Noise’s earlier selection now alters marginally with us selecting the ex-Genk man ahead of Scott Wright (sorry Scott), unless that is the manager sees fit to start Hagi and Wright over Kent (unlikely).
Either way the bench options will be a tonne better for Rangers than they were for the first leg and even the trip to Tannadice, and while the mood isn’t spectacular right now, as Stevie himself said, one good result and performance can swing that completely.
And with £60M on the line, let’s hope that’s tomorrow.