The Glasgow giants have reached the quarter-final of a European competition for the first time since making it to the final of the UEFA Cup in 2008.


Rangers are without their top striker Alfredo Morelos, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery on his thigh injury.



Van Bronckhorst is looking forward to playing at a late stage of a European competition and he stressed that it is not every day that a team get a chance to play in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.


He insisted that it is a massive chance to reach the semi-finals but is certain that his team will have to be at their best in order to beat a top side such as Braga in the two-legged quarter-final.



The Dutchman said in a press conference: “It is not often you play a quarter-final in Europe, it is a big opportunity to reach the semi-finals.


“We have to work hard and put in top performances.



“Braga is a very good team, they won against Benfica on Friday and we look forward to a tough challenge.


“We have to be there in every department at this stage in Europe, we need a complete performance on Thursday.


“We have managed to do this in Europe so far and we have to do it again to win against a strong opponent.”


With the league title seemingly out of reach, Rangers are now hoping to go all the way in the Europa League in order to reach the group stage of the Champions League next season.