Advocaat warns of 'defensive' Dynamo

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The Rangers manager Dick Advocaat is expecting Dynamo Moscow to counter-attack for the first leg of their Uefa Cup second-round tie tonight.

The Dutchman said it is vital that his side try to break down the Russians' defence in order to head into the return leg with the upper hand.

"They'll try to get a good result here, play defensively and try to do something on the break," Advocaat said. "It's up to us what we do but I don't expect a very open game from Dynamo Moscow here.

Advocaat will be without his new striker Shota Arveladze, who is cup-tied following his appearance for Ajax in the qualifiers, but the squad is boosted by the return of Lorenzo Amoruso from suspension.

The Dutchman insists he has been encouraged by performances in the last few games and believes more fit players available for selection will help Rangers continue to get results.

Advocaat said: "You can see it in training and you can see it in the games as well – Celtic, Dundee United and especially last Saturday, I think that was an excellent performance.