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Glasgow Rangers fans want Spartak Moscow's Ivelin Popov signed

Head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers gestures during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Spartak Moscow and Rangers  at Spartak Stadium on November 08, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were beaten 4-3 by Spartak last night, with Steven Gerrard's side slipping to their first European defeat this term.

FC Ufa's Bojan Jokic, Spartak Moscow's Ivelin Popov, Quincy Promes, and FC Ufa's Pavel Alikin (L-R) fight for the ball in their 2017

Glasgow Rangers fans want Ivelin Popov signed by Steven Gerrard, after his display for Spartak Moscow last night.

Rangers took on Spartak in Russia yesterday and were beaten 4-3 in what was a pulsating encounter.

 

Neither team covered themselves in glory defensively, but Rangers and Spartak showed their quality going forward.

And Popov was at the heart of everything good that the Russian side did.

The Bulgarian international was a real threat to the Rangers defence throughout the contest.

Ivelin Popov (L) of FC Spartak Moscow is challenged by James Tavernier of Rangers F.C during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between FC Spartak Moscow and Rangers F.C at Spartak...

And Rangers fans now want the Bulgarian international brought to Ibrox as soon as possible.

Rangers have already used their European matches as scouting exercises this season, with Borna Barisic being snapped up after impressing for Osijek earlier this campaign.

Getting Popov to sign from Spartak may be a more difficult task for Gerrard’s side in January, even though Rangers are said to have money to spend in the new year.

Nikola Katic (L) of Rangers in action against Ivelin Popov (71) of Spartak Moscow during a UEFA Europa League Group G soccer match between Spartak Moscow and Rangers at the Stadion Spartak...

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