World's Strongest man reacts to Rangers team news for Saint Gilloise clash
Rangers will welcome Belgian runners-up Royal Union Saint Gilloise to Ibrox looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit after the first leg.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst confirmed some critical inclusions in his squad to try and turn the tie around on Monday (8 August) which included the return of Ryan Kent after he missed the trip to Belgium and the weekend’s win at home to Kilmarnock.
Along with the Englishman, who will face a late fitness test before being cleared to play in the Champions League qualifier, Fashion Sakala is also among those available for selection against Gilloise.
After hearing the news, the World’s Strongest Man, Tom Stoltman jumped straight onto Twitter to share his excitement along with many other Rangers fans.
“Running down the Rangers wing,” ‘The Albatross’ wrote and he will be even more delighted to hear that Alfredo Morelos has looked good after his first appearance for the club this season after a long injury layoff of his own.
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In the first leg in Belgium, Rangers seemed to have no attacking spark to inspire them into life no matter what they tried to do and that is what Kent has to bring if he is passed fit to play.
Rabbi Matondo is yet to show that he can do exactly that and Scott Wright has only played as often as he has because there is no other option.
Tom Lawrence could do a job out wide but he doesn’t have that explosive pace that Kent possesses and uses to such great effect when he gets given the space in European games.
With a 3-goal scoreline needed to advance without the need for penalties, van Bronckhorst needs his best players available and at their peak to overpower the Belgian opposition.
They won’t be out of Europe altogether if they fail to overturn the deficit but the Europa League is not the ambition anymore when the Champions League group stage is in sight.
In other Rangers news, there is a shock team in the transfer chase to sign one of van Bronckhorst’s star players that no one saw coming.