This is why the game of Lyon is important

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has underlined the importance of the game against Lyon tonight for some of the players in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad.

The Glasgow giants are confirmed qualified for the next round of the Europa League and their trip to Lyon this evening is of no consequence for Group A of the tournament.

Van Bronckhorst is expected to make some changes to his squad after winning his first four games as Rangers manager.

Some of the squad players are expected to get playing time today at Lyon and Ferguson insisted it would be important for them to show their quality.

He stressed the players need a few minutes under their belt before a busy schedule for Rangers ahead of their winter break next month.

Ferguson stressed that Rangers will need players ready to be called into action if needed over the coming weeks.

Rangers legend said on the Go Radio Football Show: “I expect a number of changes.

“A lot of these players need minutes, there are a lot of games to come in the December period and you never know with suspensions and injuries.

“It’s important that these players have minutes under their belt and are ready for the game.

“As all footballers know, you can train every day, you can train as hard as you can, but nothing beats a game of football.”

After their trip to Lyon, Rangers will be in action in the Scottish Premiership when they visit Hearts on Sunday.

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