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Danes likely target for Rangers

Kenny Miller
Miller will be hoping he can fire Rangers through against Kaunas

Rangers will face Danish side Aalborg or Modrica of Bosnia-Hercegovina in the Champions League third-round qualifier if they can eliminate Kaunas next week.

Walter Smith's side drew 0-0 against the Lithuanian champions in the first leg and know the return will be close.

With Aalborg 5-0 up from the first leg of their tie with Modrica, it is almost certainly the Danes who Rangers or Kaunas would play.

Victory at that stage guarantees entry to the Champions League group stages.

But Smith is wary of tempting fate by discussing any potential opponents, with the Ibrox side still to negotiate a tricky return tie in Lithuania.

"I don't want to comment too much on the draw - we have to get there first," Smith said.

"We just have to wait and see whether we are cut out to get there. I don't think it's right to comment when you're not through to the next round.

"We will have to work hard to get there so we will comment if, and when, we get there."


Danish champions, Aalborg, are managed by the former Scotland captain Bruce Rioch, who took charge of the team in the summer.

However, Rioch has had an inauspicious start - Aalborg have lost both of their Danish Super league matches so far this season.

The first leg will be in Denmark on either 12/13 August.

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