(Photo credit  VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)(Photo credit  VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Rangers team v RB Leipzig: Kemar Roofe and Aaron Ramsey semi-final call made by Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has selected the most important team of his Rangers management career so far – and potentially in future too.

Ibrox expects, believes and hopes as RB Leipzig visit for the concluding part of the Europa League semi-final with the Germans leading 1-0 from the first encounter last week.

Rangers then lined up without key men Alfredo Morelos, Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe and Aaron Ramsey – though hope was held that the latter pair could return for tonight’s all-important night at the sold-out stadium on Glasgow’s southside.

Roofe had been pulling out all stops, even entering a special therapy chamber to overcome his knee complaint, while Ramsey was brought from Juventus for just these occasions.

The Welsh man has made the bench, but there's no place for the goal hero of the last round.

van Bronckhorst has made his decision over the pair’s fitness having already seen his attacking numbers depleted earlier in the year by injuries to Hagi and top scorer Morelos.

They will join more than 50,000 raucous fans and many, many more watching at home as the teams play-of for the right to face either Eintracht Frankfurt or West Ham in Seville in two weeks’ time.

Rangers captain James Tavernier and manager van Bronckhorst have both emphasised the importance of the home crowd and the manager has picked the XI they’ll be cheering on.

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