RANGERS are en route to Croatia for their Europa League second qualifying round tie against Osijek, who have brought in two new players on the eve of the tie.

Steven Gerrard and his squad left Glasgow airport on Wednesday morning to begin their journey to the city in eastern Croatia, around 174 miles from the capital Zagreb. 

SportTimes reported on Monday that Lassana Coulibaly and Umar Sadiq could be handed their debuts on Thursday after missing out on the opening round win over FK Shkupi. 

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Osijek strengthened their squad before the double-header by completing two signings, both on three-year deals. 

Left-back Erik Janza joined from Czech outfit Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday, while Brazilian centre-back Gutieri Tomelin arrived from Jagiellonia in Poland. 

A third qualifying round tie against either Maribor or Chikhura Sachkhere awaits for the winners. 

The return leg will take place at Ibrox next Thursday, 2 August, with a 7.45pm kick-off time.