CONNOR GOLDSON expects a ‘more open game’ against Spartak Moscow tonight than it was a fortnight ago at Ibrox.
Rangers and the Russians played out a 0-0 draw two weeks ago in the Europa League, but given how the group stands, the home side really need a win against the Light Blues this evening.
Speaking at last night’s press conference, Goldson said: “They came to Ibrox with a game plan probably to counter attack, and you could see they had the quality to do that, especially in the second half.
“I think when we opened up trying to get the goal, we had a few half chances on the counter attack. But they have good players who can hurt us and I am sure this time won’t be the same.
“I am sure they will come out and it will be a much more open game than we saw at our place.”
Goldson also revealed qualifying for the Group Stages of the competition were a big aim of the club’s when he joined back in the summer, adding: “When I spoke to the gaffer and when I spoke to people at the club, the main thing was to get into the Group Stages and it shows now how big it is for the club.
“We have been drawn against three tough teams, but tough teams we fancy ourselves against and to come to stadiums like this, it is a big change from what we do week-in, week-out in the Scottish league and it is a good feeling for the players.
“We have taken confidence from the first few games with good results so hopefully we can carry that on.”