Giovanni van Bronckhorst has promised changes for his first game in charge of Rangers against Sparta Prague in the Europa League on Thursday.
Van Bronckhorst only met his squad for the first time on Tuesday, but he has promised there will be changes for Thursday’s must-win game, both in terms of personnel and tactics.
“It’s a very short time – only two days to train with the players,” said van Bronckhorst, who watched from the stands as Rangers lost to Hibernian in Sunday’s Scottish League Cup semi-final.
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“But I think they can already sense the things I want to change and what is needed to become successful again. Not only on the pitch, but also the way we behave as a team and the way we have to be prepared mentally.
“You cannot do everything in two days. I need more time. But step by step, I’m sure the players will understand the way I work and the way I want to play.
“I have certain ways of playing against different systems. But you will see a team in the system I like to play. It will be a different system against Prague than it was against Hibs (in the 3-1 defeat on Sunday). You will definitely see some changes.”
Defence the priority for Gio vs Sparta Prague
Rangers were sound defensively last term, but have been easier to score against this season and conceded three against Hibernian on Sunday.