Rangers confirmed line-up v Progres: New recruit axed in three changes
By Abigail Withey
Rangers have announced that Jason Holt, Martyn Waghorn and new recruit Dalcio won’t feature in the starting XI in Tuesday’s Europa League qualification round game against Luxembourg’s Progres Niederkorn at the Josy Barthel.
Instead Pedro Caixihna has opted for Jordan Rossiter, Daniel Candeias and newbie Alfredo Morelos in their place after they started for the previous game on Thursday.
However, the three players to be axed do appear on the bench for the clash and could still be substituted.
The Light Blues confirmed the team news on their official Twitter account prior to kick-off.
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Eduardo Herrera also features on the bench and could make his first appearance for the Light Blues.
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Caixinha’s squad saw a 1-0 victory against the Luxembourg outfit last week after Kenny Miller took the Light Blues into the lead after 37 minutes, and the Gers will be hoping for a repeat performance this evening.
Gers’ previous match on Thursday was the first time the club had played in the European competition in six years after they crashed out of the Eurpoa League qualifiers against Slovenian side NK Maribor.
Rangers we able to give some of their new singings a run-out for the first time last week with newbies Fabio Cardoso, Ryan Jack and Dalcio all part of the starting XI, while their fellow new recruits Candeias and Morelos were on the bench and made an appearance in the second half.
After their match last week, Progres are still yet to win a European competition match, and will be looking to change that this evening.
The Luxembourg team are one of the lowest ranked teams in the entirety of the qualifying rounds after they finished fourth in the countries National Division last year.