Rangers head into Thursday night’s crucial Europa League clash with Young Boys missing two key figures.

Gers boss Steven Gerrard watched on as his side missed out on a chance of silverware at the weekend, losing the League Cup final.

That defeat came at a cost for Rangers too, as Filip Helander will miss their clash with Young Boys after picking up an injury.

“He won’t be available for tomorrow,” Gerrard commented during his pre-match press conference, as reported by the Rangers official website.

“He has had a scan on a foot issue, and we are still waiting for feedback so it has gone off to certain people for expert feedback.

“He will certainly be missing in the short-term but I will know for sure the exact extent of the injury probably by the end of the game tomorrow.”

Another key figure within the Rangers squad that will be missing the visit of Young Boys is Steven Davis.

The Gers midfielder missed the 1-0 loss at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic on Sunday, and won’t make a recovery in time for Thursday evening’s game.

“[Steven Davis] won’t be too far away, but he won’t make tomorrow’s game,” Gerrard continued.

“Everyone else is fine. George Edmundson missed today’s session with an illness but we are hopeful he will be available for tomorrow.”

Rangers head into their final group stage fixture at the top of Group G, one point above both FC Porto and Thursday’s opponents Young Boys.

A point would be enough for Gerrard’s men to secure a place in the next round, however a victory would see the Scottish side clinch top spot.

Rangers would gain an advantageous position from topping the group, as they look to avenge their defeat in their previous meeting.

Back in October, Gers fell to a 2-1 loss in Switzerland after Christian Fassnacht broke Scottish hearts in the 93rd minute to complete a comeback win for the hosts.

Rangers hold their destiny in their own hands heading into Matchday Six, and will no doubt be determined to top the group.


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