Alashkert v Rangers free live stream: Kick-off time, how to watch and team news for Europa League qualifier this afternoon

Rangers will be looking to reach the Europa League group stages when they face Alashkert tonight.

The Gers beat the Armenian side 1-0 last week in their qualifying play-off clash thanks to Alfredo Morelos’ goal at Ibrox.

Rangers take on Alashkert in their Europa League play-off clash tonight

The Scottish champions host Old Firm rivals Celtic in a huge clash this weekend and boss Steven Gerrard has not travelled for this European tie.

But Rangers will be eager to be playing in the Europa League this season and must not overlook their trip to minnows Alashkert.

Alashkert v Rangers: Date and kick-off time

This play-off round second-leg tie will take place on Thursday, August 26 and will kick off at 4pm.

It is being played at the Nairi Marzadasht stadium in Yerevan, Armenia.

Alashkert v Rangers: TV channel and live stream

The match will be live on BBC Scotland and the BBC iPlayer. Coverage commences at 3.45pm – 15 minutes before kick-off.

You can stream the game live via the BBC website.

There will be regular updates from the match on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 throughout the evening.

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are looking to make it into the Europa League

Alashkert v Rangers: Team News

Steven Gerrard will not be with the group in Armenia, with Gary McAllister and Michael Beale taking charge instead.

Gerrard and some players are missing due to a Covid-19 outbreak at Ibrox.

James Tavernier, Ryan Kent, Calvin Bassey and Scott Wright have also not travelled.

Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin have stayed home as well meaning it could be a first competitive start at the club for Robby McCrorie.

John Lundstram and Kemar Roofe are suspended.

Alashkert v Rangers: What has been said?

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister: “When you see the team tomorrow, you will look at it and say, ‘that team can play in most games.’

“We have had some great times in Europe over the last two or three years, and the team that we field, we feel is capable of going and getting a result.

“I think we are capable of owning the ball – and by that, I mean enjoying good possession.

“My feeling is we can go and score goals as well and we have got to be really, really on the front foot and be looking to go and add to our advantage.”