Rangers and PSV Eindhoven played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Ibrox in the first leg of their Champions League playoff tie on Tuesday night.
While the Dutch FA postponed PSV Eindhoven’s league commitment next weekend to give them a better chance of reaching the group stage of the Champions League, Rangers have a tough trip to Hibernian on Saturday.
Thompson believes that the trip to Easter Road is going to be a real test for Rangers so they will have to field a strong team.
However, he does not see that affecting their preparations for the trip to Eindhoven next Wednesday night as he believes Rangers have the squad to deal with it.
The former Rangers striker said on BBC Sportsound: “Rangers have got a tough match at Hibs on Saturday, so they’ll need a strong team.
“But both Old Firm sides have got really strong benches now and Saturday – Wednesday is no problem for players.”
Thompson stressed that Rangers will be in for a very tough test in Eindhoven next week in the second leg.
He believes that they will need to be at it from the word go and cannot suffer a drop in performance from any of their players.
“Both teams can play better and Rangers will need to next week because it will be very difficult in the Netherlands.
“You can’t carry any passengers in a game that means so much.”