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Feyenoord talents prepare to shine against Rangers; Jorgensen makes Ibrox intentions clear

Nicolai Jorgensen of Feyenoord during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and ADO Den Haag at De Kuip on September 15, 2019 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Key Feyenoord talents are returning to fitness ahead of facing Rangers at Ibrox this week.

Nicolai Jorgensen of Feyenoord during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and ADO Den Haag at De Kuip on September 15, 2019 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rangers could be facing a strong Feyenoord side at Ibrox on Thursday, with manager Jaap Stam's options boosted ahead of their trip to Glasgow, The Daily Record report.

Star attacker Steven Berghuis, who scored 13 goals for the club last season, has been declared fit for the UEFA Europa League clash despite missing their Eredvisie match at the weekend.

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New signing Marcos Senesi is also an option for Stam. Signing on deadline day, he also missed the recent match against Ado Den Haag. The Feyenoord boss has confirmed the central defender will be available for selection.

Nicolai Jorgensen meanwhile is another preparing to cause havoc at Ibrox having made a long-awaited return at the weekend.

The 28-year-old suffered a knee injury that has kept him out over the last couple of months, but he came off the bench on Sunday and is planning on making a big European impact this Thursday.

As quoted by The Daily Record, he said: "I got really emotional because of the reception they gave me. Even when I was warming up they were cheering me.

"It's been tough for me with my injuries and I was just delighted to get back playing again.

"The Feyenoord fans are brilliant and I would love to score for them on Thursday against Rangers at Ibrox as a way of repaying them for their support."

Jorgensen is capable too. He netted 11 goals for the club last season in 29 appearances.

 

Can Rangers pick up all three points?

Despite Feyenoord boasting a number of talents returning to fitness, Steven Gerrard and his team will still be confident of causing problems of their own at Ibrox.

Rangers are unbeaten at home in Europe under the Liverpool icon and should have no fear of capitulating against the Dutch side.

Last season draws against Spartak Moscow and Villarreal proved costly when it came to progression into the knockout stages.

Gerrard's side must be more aggressive this time around.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the winning goal during the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Rangers FC and Legia Warsaw at Ibrox Stadium on August 29,...

Players like Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier must step up and show leadership. Talents like that have the ability to cause Feyenoord problems if they hit top form.

If the Gers can start the game on the front foot and take control of proceedings, there's every chance they can channel the energy of a European night at Ibrox and secure a big result.

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