'Both can travel': Van Bronckhorst suggests two Rangers players could be on the plane to Belgium today
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has given an update on two new Glasgow Rangers signings who could feature in the squad for the first time tomorrow.
In a press conference, Van Bronckhorst revealed that Rangers new boys Rabbi Matondo and Ridvan Yilmaz trained with the first team on Sunday, and will travel to Belgium this afternoon with the Ibrox side.
It’s an exciting development for Rangers fans, who have yet to see either player feature in a competitive game, after missing their 2-1 win against Livingston on Saturday.
It came as a shock to some people to see Rangers sign Matondo, and the Welsh winger will be hoping to hit the ground running to make a case to go to November’s World Cup.
Yilmaz was previously linked with Spurs during this transfer window, and is another international looking to cement a place in the Turkey squad going to Qatar.
The 21-year-old has already made six appearance for Turkey’s senior side, and appeared twice for Besiktas in last season’s Champions League.
Matondo and Yilmaz could be in Rangers squad for the first time
Rangers kick off their Champions League qualification campaign against Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise, who are making their debut in the competition.
“I’ve played many times in (the) Champions League and have coached in it, one of the strongest competitions in the world and it would be fantastic for us to be involved.”
“We have four important games and we will try everything.”
Rangers reaching the group stages of the Champions League is not just about bragging rights in Glasgow, with rivals Celtic already guaranteed a spot in the group stages.
The financial benefits of reaching the last-32 would significantly help Rangers and could be used to continue improving their squad in the future.
Rangers can’t get ahead of themselves though, and will be hoping two of their newest signings can help them take an advantage back to Ibrox for the second leg.
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