Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo will be eager to end his five-game Europa League drought when Glasgow Rangers take on Feyenoord at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam on Thursday (today), Sports Extra reports.
Rangers are aiming for a repeat of the 1-0 win they achieved at Ibrox over Jaap Stam’s side in the reverse fixture
Aribo has scored three goals in 10 appearances in the competition but has failed to score in four months with his last strike coming against Midtjylland in Gers’ 4-2 win.
The 23-year-old hasn’t start in Rangers’ last four games in the competition.
Rangers who are second in Group G must beat Feyenoord to advance to the next round of the competition and hope Porto draw or lose. But should they draw, they will hope Porto lose to leaders Young Boys.
His compatriot, Sheyi Ojo, hopes to return to the starting line-up after an unused substitute role in Gers’ last two games.
Ojo, who has scored four times in 10 games in the competition, will look to add to his tally.
In Turkey, Nigeria duo Mikel Obi and Anthony Nwakaeme will play for pride when Trabzonspor hosts Getafe in a match-day five clash.
Getafe recorded a 1-0 win over Trabzonspor on Matchday 1, with Angel scoring the winning goal.
Trabzonspor can no longer qualify from Group C but will hope to give their fans something to shout about by avenging their loss to the Spanish team.
The Turkish side are with just one point from four games.
Mikel, who was unavailable for their last Europa game due to a thigh injury, could make his 10th appearance in the competition since he made his debut in 2013.
“Getting ready for the Europa League game,” he wrote on Instagram.
Basel top Group C with 10 points, while Krasnodar are second but tied on the same points (seven) with third-place Getafe.
Mikel Agu’s Portuguese side Vitoria SC will look to record their first win of the competition when they host Standard Liege.Vitoria SC occupy fourth spot with just one point from four games.
Okechukwu Azubuike will hope to help Istanbul Basaksehir record their third win of the competition, which will secure a place in the next round.
Istanbul Basaksehir lead Group J with seven points and will advance with a win over AS Roma.
Azubuike has made four appearances in the competition so far.
Umar Sadiq will be hoping to replicate his goalscoring form in the Serbian league when Partizan Belgrade hosts AZ Alkmaar in a must win game.
Sadiq has scored three goals in 10 games. Partizan Belgrade will be out of contention if they do not win.