By Saikat Mandal

4th May, 2022 | 6:40pm

Van Bronckhorst delivers fitness update on Rangers duo ahead of Leipzig clash

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is unsure whether Rangers duo Kemar Roofe and Aaron Ramsey will feature against RB Leipzig.

The Gers duo have been missing for the past few games, but they were pushing to return to action ahead of this big clash on Thursday.

This is arguably the biggest game of the season for the Gers, as they look to overturn the deficit to reach the finals of the Europa League.

“I don’t know yet. We still have one day to prepare and him and Aaron were pushing to be ready for the game and today will be an important day for both but I can’t tell you if both will be in the squad,” said the Dutchman, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“It depends on how training goes today. When they get injured we all knew that they will work towards this game. Of course, I will wait as long as possible.

“But for me the most important thing is that they are physically able to play a part in the game. That is always the deciding factor for me.”

Big decision

Rangers are trailing 1-0 against the German outfit but they are confident of turning it around at Ibrox.

In the previous round against Braga, the Gers came from behind to seal the tie and reach the semi-finals.

In fact, throughout their European campaign, they have done incredibly well at Ibrox, and once again, they are pinning hopes on their home atmosphere.

Between, Roofe and Ramsey, Van Bronckhorst will want the former to get fit and play some part in the game, if not from the start.

Rangers lacked a focal point in their previous game, and as a result, they just couldn’t create enough clear-cut opportunities.

Fashion Sakala impressed against Celtic, and it remains to be seen how Van Bronckhorst shapes his team if the duo or one of the team, returns to action.

The Gers will be confident of scoring on Thursday, but they have to be cautious in their approach, as Leipzig can score away from home.

In other Rangers news, James Tavernier shared some memories of Jimmy Bell as he vowed to make him proud against Leipzig.