STEVEN GERRARD reckons that Rangers are the underdogs in Group G and that the other teams in the section - Porto, Feyenoord and Young Boys - would have been pleased to draw his side.

That may well be the case, but a victory for Rangers this evening would be another step towards the knock-out round and a really important and impressive result.

Rangers weren’t in Pot Four for nothing. We are the underdogs in this group and anything we pick up away from home is a bonus.

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If the other teams have that attitude, then I am glad about that. If they think ‘it is Rangers, we have got a chance’ then that is fine with me.

But that represents a chance for Rangers to prove a point and to prove the doubters wrong and people would have sat up and taken notice of the win over Feyenoord in the first match a fortnight ago.

When you play these sides, you need to have eight or nine players on their game and you can’t carry any passengers at this higher level.

Young Boys are a far better side than the Aberdeen outfit we beat at the weekend but the same qualities - that work ethic, the composure on the ball and the creativity in the final third - will be needed in Switzerland.

Rangers certainly have a chance of getting a result but it will come down to doing the basics and keeping the mistakes to a minimum.

I don’t think you’ll see Steven go with an attacking setup and really taking the game to Young Boys. He will want to keep it tight at the back and in midfield before giving his attacking players the platform to go and get at the Swiss side.

There have been very few occasions where Steven has picked the wrong team or got the tactics wrong so he will know exactly how to approach this one.

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The worst thing Rangers could do would be to get the ball and play long, aimless passes all night just to clear the danger. If you do that, you guarantee it will come straight back at you quickly and often.

I would like to see Rangers keep a hold of the ball for a bit longer in Europe. We do have players that are comfortable in possession, players that can move the ball quickly but not waste a pass and not give it away cheaply when under pressure.

It is a different approach for Rangers compared how to they play in the Premiership when they see lots of the ball and they are always on the attack and going for goals.

Steven has only lost twice in European action - away to Spartak Moscow and Rapid Vienna - so he knows how to set the side up and how to get results in these games.

When you are playing in Europe, you need to be brave on the ball and going away to play a good side like Young Boys is really difficult test.

But this is when you learn as a player and a team when you make these trips and you play teams of a higher calibre in European football.

It is a massive game for Rangers and anything that they get what would be a real boost for us because few people would expect Steven and the players to get a result over there.

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Rangers have played teams that are big and physical, that make the games a battle. But Young Boys like to play football and like to get the ball down and knock it around.

If Rangers could get a draw, that would be represent a really good start to Group G this season and set us up for the huge double-header away and then at home with Porto.

There is, of course, still a long way to go but Rangers are showing they belong at this level and that they are more than capable of competing with teams in the Europa League.