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Rangers manager Walter Smith has hinted at a more attacking approach for the first leg of their Uefa Cup quarter-final with Sporting Lisbon.

Rangers have progressed on the back of some stout defensive displays at Ibrox.

And Smith told the club website: "We have a way of playing that has been successful in knockout tournaments and we won't vary very much from that.

"But we know we may have to change the formation and tactics to try to cause Sporting problems."

Media conference: Rangers manager Walter Smith

Rangers kept clean sheets at home in the previous rounds against Panathinaikos and Werder Bremen.

And a solid 4-5-1 formation has served Smith well for much of the season as Rangers lead the SPL, having already picked up the CIS Insurance Cup.

"I don't think we could find a more difficult tie than the last round against Werder Bremen," Smith added.

"In both legs we had to work extremely hard.

"This time we hope we can cause Sporting more problems th ... Read more »

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Celtic have appointed former captain Neil Lennon to the club's coaching staff and he will be in the dugout for Saturday's SPL game against Motherwell.

Lennon, 36, left Celtic Park last summer and has had playing spells at Nottingham Forest and Wycombe.

"I am overwhelmed at being offered this chance to return to Celtic, a place where everyone knows my heart lies," Lennon said.

"Returning to Celtic and being part of the coaching set-up is phenomenal."

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