Rangers have been handed a huge Europa League boost with Young Boys’ injury crisis now extended to eight players.
Key midfielder, Vincent Sierro, has suffered knee ligament damage and has been ruled out for months.
Steven Gerrard’s side are hoping to continue their fine start to their group stages campaign when they travel to Switzerland this week, having defeated Feyenoord at home in the opening encounter.
But the Bern side have major problems ahead of the game after three fresh injury setbacks in the past week.
Sierro, 23, was stretchered off during their derby encounter with Thun in midweek.
They were already reeling after Ivory Coast international striker, Roger Assale, suffered a thigh knock that looks set to keep him out of the meeting with Rangers.
And Cameroon internationalist Moumi Ngamaleu was also told in the past few days that he is a major doubt for the clash at the Stade de Suisse on Thursday.
Those three have joined another five key players on the sidelined list, with the Swiss side down to the bare bones.
Manager Gerardo Seoane will also be without Guinea international defender Mohamed Ali Camara, Swiss midfielder Sandro Lauper, Luxembourg midfielder Christopher Martins and new signing this summer, Marvin Spielmann.
But their biggest loss will be Serbian international star, Miralem Sulejmani, with the former Benfica winger regarded as one of Young Boys’ top performers.
So Rangers will face a depleted side, with the hosts looking to bounce back from their opening-day 2-1 defeat at Porto.
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