Rangers 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 this 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.

The news will come as welcome to Steven Gerrard who himself is without Ryan Jack, Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo. It is likely Kemar Roofe will also miss the game and Brandon Barker will not feature.