Rangers have reached the round-of-16 in the Europa League for the second season in-a-row after beating Royal Antwerp last month.

Steven Gerrard’s men crashed out at this stage last season, losing to German giants and Kai Havertz-inspired Bayer Leverkusen quite easily.

It will be Czech Republic side Slavia Praha standing in the way of the Bears this season, giving them a huge chance of making the quarter-finals.

The Czech side swept aside Brendan Rodgers and Premier League side Leicester City in the last round, and their team spirit could be a real weapon to watch out for.

Bears journalist for the Athletic, Jordan Campbell has shared a video of Slavia keeper Premysl Kovar in the changing room on his personal Twitter account, labelling him a “mad man.”

“I absolutely would not be standing on the keeper at corners after watching this,” he said. “Mad man.”

Step forward, Greegsy.

If there is one man who could take that title of Kovar, it would be Allan McGregor.

The Bears keeper is one intense man and is already ready for a massive battle which is what this Europa League tie looks set to be next week and beyond.

Rangers have only lost one game all season, and have become a different animal in the Europa League, already beating the likes of Galatasaray, before more than matching Benfica.

Slavia Praha are also unbeaten domestically and currently hold an 11-point gap to their rivals Slavia Prague, showing great similarities between the two.

Kovar may be a “mad-man”, but he will need more than that to halt this relentless Bears side over two legs this month; bring it on.

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