FRASER AIRD is relishing the prospect of going head to head with English Premiership heavyweights Manchester City for a place in the last four of the Hong Kong Sevens.

Rangers meet City in the quarter-finals after a successful group phase where they won two matches and drew their final one.

Now Ian Durrant’s young side are hoping to go all the way but they know it will be a major hurdle.

Aird, who scored a fabulous goal in the opening group game, said: “I will be interesting because it’s their first time here but we know they will be a very good side.

“I thought the boys played well overall. I felt it took us the first half of the first game to get going but we know what it’s all about now.

“We won our first two games which was brilliant. In the third game the other team just sat in so it was quite hard.

“But we are looking forward to the knockout phase of the tournament and let’s see if we can go and win it.”

Fellow Canadian Luca Gasparotto is also very hopeful of success because he says there is such belief in the team.

The big defender only arrived in Hong Kong on Friday but was outstanding in each of the matches and scored a vital goal in the second game.

He said “I feel the boys have done well because for a lot of us it’s first time here. We are delighted to be through.

“I feel pretty wrecked after my travelling yesterday but hopefully I can prepare right for tomorrow and get a good night’s sleep.

“We feel we can do well. We all believe in the team.”

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