BBC man shares Rangers 'good news' ahead of Champions League clash v Napoli
Liam McLeod believes that Rangers may fancy their chances against Napoli in the Champions League later on Wednesday night.
Via the BBC website, the commentator said that the Napoli duo of Victor Osimhen and Hirving Lozano may be unavailable for this game.
The Italian side are on the back of a 4-1 victory against Liverpool in the first matchday of the Champions League campaign.
McLeod wrote, “Napoli are now in their seventh Champions League group-stage campaign, with Rangers next in their sights, while they top the embryonic Serie A table as their quest for a long-awaited league title continues.
“A 4-1 pounding of Liverpool in Campania on matchday one has raised expectation levels for a club that has resurrected itself in the last decade or so after enduring a journey through the lower leagues that the Ibrox fans know only too well.
“The good news for Rangers is the likely absence of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, who has a thigh injury, while Mexico forward Hirving Lozano is another absentee.”
Gers have not had the best of times in recent games and the last thing they would’ve wanted was another team in form.
Losing to Celtic and Ajax by four-goal margins has certainly ensured that morale is at an all-time low behind the scenes at Ibrox.
A win against Napoli could go a long way towards lifting spirits but a defeat could raise serious questions over the future of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Despite all his good work over the last few months, this season has not started as many expected it to and there’s a real danger of the gulf increasing between the two Glasgow clubs.
Few expected Gers to go through this tricky group but nobody expected them to go down without putting up a fight.
There was little to no fight put up against Ajax and van Bronckhorst will be hoping for a miracle from his players as it’s his job that’s currently on the line.