ALLAN McGregor insists Rangers must come into their last 32, second leg, tie with S.C. Braga with optimum organisation if they are to progress in Portugal.
The goalkeeper was speaking to the media ahead of the game on Wednesday evening, which the Gers take a slender advantage into – they turned around the first leg from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Ibrox.
McGregor, who made a game defining save at 2-0 down, believes success will all come down to the Light Blues implementing the perfect game plan, which he thinks Steven Gerrard has excelled in producing during European competition.
The 38-year-old said: “It will be a difficult challenge; we saw what they were capable of last week and what they did in the first-half, and some of the second-half. I imagine it won’t be any different.
“I think we have found success in Europe through the organisation of the boys. When we have done well in Europe we have stuck to the game plan throughout the whole 90 minutes and I think that is where we do well.
“From when the gaffer has come in our organisation has been spot on for the most in Europe but I don’t think it was last week.
“But in the periods of the game where it was it was very important to us and I think that is what helped us get the victory last week. Our organisation tomorrow has to be spot on.
“Because of the way the first leg went and what the result was my save probably was a big moment in the game.
“I think first-half we had a lot of chances too and we knew what we had to do, it was just a case of going and doing it.
“Compared to the first-half I thought we were a lot better in the second-half and we took our chances.”
Rangers come into the Europa League clash off the back of a disappointing draw with St Johnstone in the league but McGregor believes confidence should be high due to recent European displays – including wins over Braga’s rivals Porto and Feyenoord.
“I think all the boys need to be confident, there have been a couple of bad results recently but in the game last week we showed what we can do.
“It has to be more on a consistent basis because that is what wins you things. I think as a squad we need to be more consistent.”