By Saikat Mandal

5th May, 2022 | 2:10pm

Richard Foster shares how Rangers should tactically approach v Leipzig

Rangers will look to reach the final of the Europa League tonight with yet another heroic win at the Ibrox in arguably their biggest game of the season.

The Gers are trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Germany but at Ibrox anything is possible.

Richard Foster has explained how the Gers should approach this tie to see off the challenge from the Germans.

“The goal late on last week means that Rangers need to open up a bit sooner than they might have beforehand,” said Foster on PLZ Soccer Football Show.

“You know when you go there with the goal behind you, you get back on level terms as quickly as possible. You could get yourself into the game and maybe then go on to get ahead of the tie in the first half or early part of the second half.

“I don’t think they can sit and wait too long because it’s really difficult. If you go there with a game plan we’re going to sit and keep it nice and tight and then all of a sudden you need to change and then you know in the last half an hour right we need to go give them a go, you might leave it too late.”

Bang on

That’s the best way to approach this game. At Ibrox, when the fans are behind you and creating an electrifying atmosphere, you need to take an early lead and control the game.

If Rangers start the game slowly and make it nice and tight and wait for the killer punch in the final hour, they could struggle to lift the crowd.

We have seen in this competition whenever Rangers have played with a good tempo it has worked wonders for them at Ibrox with the fans acting as their 12th player.

The Gers need to get an early goal and then start dictating the pace. The biggest worry is that Leipzig are well capable of scoring away from home, and they can hurt the Gers if they are not careful at the back.

Another important thing to notice will be how Giovanni van Bronckhorst shapes his line-up. The Gers lacked a focal point in their attack, and Kemar Roofe could be asked to play some part if he is fit.

In other Rangers news, Ronald De Boer sets Rangers challenge v Leipzig after shocking Tuesday development