Wed 03 November 2021 | 12:39

Rangers’ Gerrard to expect one of the best atmospheres against Brondby

The Rangers manager was told that he will have “one of the best atmospheres in the world" inside Brondby Stadium for the Thursday clash.

Steven Gerard

’s ex-Reds teammate

Daniel Agger

told the


boss about the 29,000-capacity stadium when they will go there to lock horns with Brondby in Group A clash.

The Light Blues have earned only three points and are six behind the leaders Lyon before their clash against Brondby who sit last and were defeated 2-0 at Ibrox last month.


We have to realise this is going to be a different environment,"

said Gerrard.

"It will be a full house. I spoke to Daniel Agger about the Brondby support, how lively they are going to be and how much they are going to be up for the game.

"So it is going to be a real tricky tie from that point of view.

"The coach is in a must-win situation so we expect the best version of Brondby, the most aggressive version of Brondby, and with their support in a full house and if Daniel Agger is telling me the truth and it is one of the best atmospheres in the world, we have to ready for a real fascinating challenge."

Rangers have vanquished Motherwell 6-1 on Sunday which put them four points ahead of Celtic in the Premiership.

Gerrard said:

"The mood is really good. Confidence is high, as you can imagine. It was a really important victory at the weekend, we did it in style.

"But there also has to be a realisation that the Europa League is a different competition, different level and almost a one-off game if you like because it is a must-win in terms of us keeping it in our control to get out of the group.

"So we almost have to move on very quickly from the weekend, take the positives from it and get the boys ready physically, mentally and also with a game plan that is going to be successful."

Ryan Kent has returned from a hamstring injury, and Ryan Jack is on the verge of making a return from a calf injury which has seen him miss action since February.

Glan Kamara may not feature for his side due to his ankle knock.

Gerrard said:

"Ryan Kent trained fully with the group yesterday and came through and looked pretty good.

"So he will travel with us assuming he comes through this morning's session and obviously we will decide on what we do in terms of selection in due course.

"Ryan Jack is training away. He will have an outside chance of being involved at the weekend depending on how this game goes but Ryan has been back in full training for a couple of weeks now.

"I think the international break is super-important for Ryan in terms of getting a load of work in big spaces in his legs and maybe trying to get a game behind closed doors for him to get some minutes under his belt because he has obviously been out for a long time.

"Glen Kamara had a whack on his ankle, he actually had two kicks on the same ankle so there is a little bit of swelling in there.

"There has been a big improvement overnight which gives him that 50 per cent chance and we will wait as long as we need to because he is so important but we will probably know at the back end of today's session or tomorrow morning whether he is fit to start or not."

source: SportMob

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