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Rangers team news: Good news as key man shakes off injury, potential start vs Braga for fringe figure

Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers will face SC Braga in the return leg of their UEFA Europa League round-of-32 tie at the Braga Municipal Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Gers will be coming into this match high-on-confidence after securing a remarkable 3-2 win against the same opposition last week in the first-leg, despite going 2-0 down.

Therefore, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will be hoping to see his team produce another memorable performance, this time in front of a hostile Portuguese crowd.

However, Rangers’ away form will give the players as well as the supporting staff a lot to be concerned about, as they’ve suffered two defeats in the last three matches on the road.

Rangers had a relatively hard outing during the round-robin stage where they were placed in Group G.

The Ibrox outfit just managed to book their spot in the knockout stage by finishing second with nine points, just one ahead of Young Boys.

On the team news front as per BBC Sport the Gers will be without some key players.

Rangers’ attacking talisman and main goal threat Alfredo Morelos is suspended, while with Jermain Defoe being injured it is likely that Florian Kamberi will get his first start in Light Blue.

Gers centre-back Filip Helander is also a major miss, while winger Jordan Jones and right-back Jon Flanagan have been left in Glasgow.

On a more positive note, the report suggests fan favourite left-back Borna Barisic has recovered from a back injury to feature.

With a big gap between Rangers and Celtic in the title race, Gerrard may be looking to the cup competitions to salvage the side’s season.

The Gers supporters have enjoyed some exhilarating nights in Europe this season and progression to the next round on Wednesday night would be another memorable achievement.

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