Glasgow Rangers face one of their biggest European nights in years on Thursday evening when they travel to Austria, knowing if they beat Rapid Vienna they will be through to the Europa League knockout stages.

The Gers go into the match in third place in their group, with their opponents in the final game one point above them, but if Steven Gerrard’s men can replicate the result from the reverse meeting between the two sides they will progress.

Given the size of the contest it stands to reason that as many Rangers fans as possible will be looking to head to Vienna, and one Twitter user who is seen as something of an insider, has suggested that as many as 10,000 supporters could make the trip to the wonderful Austrian city.

It has been quite some month for the Gers. They held Villareal to a goalless draw in their last Europa League match at Ibrox, before hitting the top of the Scottish Premiership for a few days. If they can pick up the win they crave in Austria, it will cap off a wonderful few weeks and set up a fantastic second half of the season.

While up to 10,000 Rangers fans could be making the trip, a more realistic figure could be 6,000, but whichever way you look at it the Glasgow giants will be roared on by an army of supporters inside the Allianz Stadion.

The Gers are yet to win on the road in this group, but they have picked up a 2-2 draw at Villareal and were only touched off 4-3 at Spartak Moscow.

With such a huge travelling support behind them in Austria, Rangers will be hopeful of picking up the victory they need to take their European adventure on beyond Christmas, and confirm that the good times are back in Glasgow.


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