MX23RW : Monday, October 14 11:29:02| >> :600:39499111:39499111:

Steven Gerrard: 'Rangers ready for Europa League opener'

Gerrard: 'Rangers ready for EL opener'
© Reuters
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insists that his charges are ready for their Europa League opener against Macedonia's FK Shkupi.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has stated that his charges are ready for their first Europa League game of the campaign.

The Scottish Premiership giants face Macedonian side FK Shkupi in the first round of the competition on Thursday night.

Gers will be hoping for a better start to life in the Europa League this time round after having been knocked out in the qualifiers last year by Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg.

"Very ready," Gerrard told Sky Sports News when asked about his side's preparations.

"I think it's always a test. We only have to go back 12 months to realise that any opposition has to be respected and we have to take the test very seriously.

"But it's about us and about us getting our house in order. It's about us being organised and ready to compete with whoever we come up against.

"We're moving forward very quickly and taking giant strides close to where I want the team and the side to be so I believe we are ready for tomorrow's test."

Rangers, who finished third in the league last term, have signed nine new players this summer.

body check tags ::

Click here for more stories about Steven Gerrard

Click here for more stories about Rangers

Share this article now:
Instagram - Follow Sports Mole
New Rangers boss Steven Gerrard speaks to the media at his press conference on May 4, 2018
Read Next:
Rangers announce Coulibaly loan deal

2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
6Crystal Palace842288014
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!