New Gers boss Philippe Clement, following the sacking of Michael Beale, has enjoyed a scintillating start to life at Ibrox and remains unbeaten over his first six matches in all competitions.
The Belgian has overseen wins in every one of his Scottish Premiership encounters to date, while their 3-1 Viaplay Cup semi-final win over Hearts means he also has a trip to Hampden to look forward to in December.
Rangers took a big leap towards the Europa League knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Sparta Prague on Thursday evening too, with first-half goals from Danilo and Todd Cantwell sealing an all-important three points
Gers legend Ally McCoist, speaking after the win over Sparta, heaped praise on Clement for transforming the club so far.
“Rangers have looked a different side – enthusiasm, ability, determination. Guys like Sima, Cantwell, Barisic have had a bit of a lift,” said McCoist on Clement.
Former Gers forward Steven Thompson also said:
“Even in added time, they never allowed Sparta to get out their own half. It’s huge. They know that if they beat Aris Limassol, that’s them. Over the piece, it was a deserved win. The new manager will be delighted with his team.”
An unused substitute on the night, Gers forward Kemar Roofe, didn’t play a part amid reports that he could leave.