Alfredo Morelos brace gives Gers lead in Europa League

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst will take charge of his first match as new Rangers boss in the club’s crunch Europa League clash against Sparta Prague.

The Dutchman replaced Steven Gerrard, who is now Aston Villa boss, at the helm last week and has been tasked with delivering instant results.

Van Bronckhorst is the new manager at Ibrox

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Van Bronckhorst is the new manager at Ibrox

Van Bronckhorst previously spent three seasons at Ibrox as a player and watched Rangers crash out of the Scottish League Cup on Sunday from the stands.

He will now be in the dugout as the Gers host Sparta Prague with both teams battling to finish in second behind Lyon in Group A.

Rangers v Sparta Prague: Date and time

The Europa League clash is set to take place on Thursday, November 25.

It will be played at Ibrox, Glasgow with a a UK kick-off time of 8pm.

Both teams are level on four points, with Sparta ahead on both goal difference and head-to-head having won 1-0 in the reverse fixture in September.

Rangers v Sparta Prague: talkSPORT commentary

This tie will be broadcast live and exclusive on talkSPORT 2.

Commentary will get underway immediately after West Ham’s trip to Rapid Vienna as part of talkSPORT’s Europa League double-bill.

Coverage from the later kick-off will come from Andy Bargh and  former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam.

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It was a disappointing night for Rangers last time they played Sparta


It was a disappointing night for Rangers last time they played Sparta

Rangers v Sparta Prague: Team news

Rangers: McGregor, Bassey, Barisic, Goldson, Tavernier, Kamara, Davis, Kent, Hagi, Aribo, Morelos

Subs: Lundstram, Jack, Pattersom, Bacuna, Wright, Kelly, McCrorie, Sakala, McLaughlin, Arfield, King

Sparta Prague: Holec, Wiesner, Panak, Krejci, Hancko, Pavelka, Sacek, Haraslin, Hlozek, Krejci, Minchev

Subs: Nita, Gabriel, Soucek, Karisson, Dockal, Drchal, Pulkrab, Heca, Vindheim, Karabec, Vitik

Morelos is one booking away from a suspension


Morelos is one booking away from a suspension

Rangers v Sparta Prague: What has been said?

Van Bronckhorst: “I think they are ready. It’s a new start for them as well with me coming in as the new manager.

“Of course, we are disappointed with the weekend, but all we do is look positively to tomorrow (Thursday).

“They worked hard and they looked fresh and sharp.

“We are well prepared for the game and will go for a good result because we want to still be in Europe after Christmas.”