Steven Gerrard and his Rangers squad were given a restless night ahead of their clash with Willem II after ultras set off fireworks outside their team hotel.

The Light Blues face off against the Dutch side in Tilburg tonight in third round qualifying of the Europa League.

And despite there being no fans in attendence at the game, Willem II's ultras group wanted to make their mark on the Glasgow giants at their accomodation in Eindhoven.

Footage has surfaced on social media showing a number of fireworks being let off in the middle of the night while the Rangers squad were attempting to sleep.

It is understood that some of the team heard the commotion outside, while others were oblivious during the dead of night. The fireworks were let off between 2:30am and 3am.

The footage was posted with the caption: "How was your night @RangersFC? Enjoyed the show?"

Meanwhile, Gers have been handed a huge Europa League boost - with Willem II without FIVE first-team players through injury.

The Dutch side find themselves in a precarious position ahead of Thursday evening's clash with some top stars out with various degrees of injury.

It is understood Willem II will be without central defender Freek Heerkens who has a groin injury. He will be missing alongside right-back Leeroy Owusu, strikers Elton Kabangu and Otschi Wriedt as well as midfield man Rick Zuijderwijk.