LORENZO MELGAREJO reckons victory over Rangers would give Spartak Moscow a much-needed confidence boost as they look to keep their Europa League dreams alive this term.

The Russians are bottom of Group G after three matches this season and host Steven Gerrard's side this evening without their problems to seek following the sacking of Massimo Carrera last month.

Spanish coach Raul Riancho will once again take charge at the Otkritie Arena as Spartak look to follow up their draw at Ibrox with a win on home soil.

Rangers reached the group stages by drawing with Premier League outfit Ufa in September and now have their sights set on another famous result in Russia.

Melgarejo said: “The game will be very important for us [today] because we want to qualify from the group stages, it is obviously vital too in terms of the self-belief of this team.

“I didn’t watch their game against Ufa, the coach has already explained their strong points.

“We know how to attack them and [today] will we come and play our best game. We will try and win.”