Slavia Prague manager Jindrich Trpisovsky wants his side to draw Rangers in the knockout stages of the Europa League. 

The draw for the knockout stage of the competition will take place on Monday and the Gers are in the hat after finishing top of Group D.

This means Steven Gerrard’s side are seeded and could draw Slavia Prague, a tie that would be the preference of their manager.


Trpisovsky is quoted by The Daily Record as saying, “I would like a team that would suit us typologically, someone from the Netherlands, for example. There is, for example, Ajax or PSV.

“An ideal mix would be a club with a big name and at the same time a chance to advance through it.

“If I had to say one particular team, it would probably be the Glasgow Rangers. That would be a good draw.”

The Gers topped their Europa League group with a 2-0 win over Lech Poznan on Thursday evening and this means they will avoid any of the teams who will drop into the competition from the Champions League.

Ajax and Manchester United are just two of those teams that Rangers will avoid in the draw but Slavia Prague could prove to a be a difficult opponent if they are drawn against the Gers.

Trpisovsky’s side finished second in their group after losing two games and winning their other four including an impressive 1-0 win over group toppers Bayer Leverkusen.

The comments from the Slavia boss are hugely complimentary of Rangers and it really shows how well regarded Gerrard’s side are on the European stage.

There are no easy games in the knockout rounds of European competition but many sides will fear a draw against a Rangers team that are still yet to lose this season.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist is hoping that the Gers can avoid one ‘class’ team during Monday’s draw. 


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