Rangers must capitalise on the disarray at Rapid Vienna to truly kickstart their Europea League campaign.
Steven Gerrard’s side came away with a slightly fortunate 2-2 draw with Villarreal last time out.
Matchday two is already here, and the Light Blues will be hoping to put their Austrian opponents to the sword and banish the weekend defeat against Livingstone.
There’s a good chance of that happening, with Vienna appointing a new manager ahead of the crunch clash.
As reported by The Scotsman, the club sacked Goran Djuricin at the weekend and replaced him with former player Dietmar Kuhbauer, who was the manager of St Polten.
It’s been a terrible start to the season by Vienna. They’ve won just two of their nine games in the Austrian Bundesliga so far.
They sit eighth and are somewhat in disarray.
Rangers must pounce
Gerrard’s men have a fantastic opportunity to get three points on the board here.
Vienna are struggling, and the players will hardly have had any time with Kuhbauer by the time the game rolls around.
The games is all set up for the Gers to win, especially with it being a home tie.
It’s the first European group stage match to be played at Ibrox since 2010. It is set up for Rangers to win in front of their own fans and win convincingly. Now they must go out their and carry out the script.
The players will no doubt be hurting following the 1-0 defeat to Livingstone, but Rangers can put that quickly behind them by pouncing on a wounded animal.