By Saikat Mandal

12th May, 2022 | 6:10am

Rangers icon Ian Durrant delivers verdict on current squad

Rangers icon Ian Durrant has made a bold claim saying the current squad is one of the best he has seen.

He is impressed with the attacking quality of this side suggesting they are “frightening”.

After 14 years, the Gers have reached a European Cup final, and unlike the previous time, they have done it with a swagger taking a different approach.

“They’ve certainly done it in a completely different way. Just watching them attack is frightening. This Rangers side is one of the best teams I’ve seen going forward,” said Durrant to the Daily Record.

“I was looking at the games last week involving Manchester City, Real Madrid and Liverpool. Rangers are equally good to watch, attacking-wise, in European games. I’d love to get a match-up with one of these virtual games and see how we’d get on against them.”

Clash of styles

The current squad that will play in the final of the Europa League in Seville on May 18 has reached this far with a contrasting style to the squad of 2008.

The 2008 squad was built on a strong defence and they often parked the bus against big teams. The strategy was effective and worked for them.

Under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, this team has reached a different level. They went to Dortmund and thrashed them in Germany, scoring four goals.

In fact, Rangers have managed 22 goals in this competition, most by any side, despite drawing blanks against Braga and RB Leipzig away from home.

The Gers have been outstanding at Ibrox this season, where the players found a belief to come back from behind and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

The fact that Rangers have reached this far without Alfredo Morelos in both quarter-final and the semi-final shows the mentality of the side.

Having beaten two German sides already this season, the Gers will be confident of knocking another German outside – Eintracht Frankfurt – their final hurdle – to lift the trophy.

In other Rangers news, UEFA are currently holding security meetings with stakeholders to solve ticket issues ahead of the Europa League final.