Rangers travel to the Netherlands to face Feyenoord in the fifth group game of their Europa League campaign this evening, and Steven Gerrard’s men will look to get a result in order to get closer to securing a berth in the knockout stages.
The Scottish Premiership giants have picked up seven points from four games, and currently sit joint top of Group G alongside Young Boys with two games remaining, while Porto and Feyenoord are three points behind.
Rangers will fancy their chances against the Eredivisie side having run out 1-0 winners when both teams met at Ibrox in September, but they will be facing a Feyenoord managed by Dick Advocaat after Jaap Stam left last month.
“It is a massive fixture. Everyone believes Feyenoord are in huge trouble and experiencing a crisis. It doesn’t mean it is bad – Jaap Stam has left and Dick Advocaat has come in, who will rack up and inject some aggression,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“It is a very tight group that Rangers find themselves in, but they keep getting results and surprising me. They are hard to work out and I have expected naivety with some of the players.
“Steven Gerrard went to Porto and should have won, but he went with an experienced side, and I think he will do that again here. I think they will qualify but only after the last game in the group.”
Rangers host Young Boys in the last group game in a fortnight and the result of the clash will have a huge say on where they finish in the group.