FLORIAN KAMBERI is ready to lead the line in the Europa League after opening his Rangers account against St Johnstone.

The forward came off the bench at McDiarmid Park as Steven Gerrard’s side looked to mount a second half comeback.

Kamberi scored a stunning strike to net his first goal for the Light Blues and then set up Joe Aribo as Rangers took the lead with 20 minutes remaining.

But Stevie May denied Gerrard’s side a much-needed win as further ground was lost in the Premiership on another poor away day for Rangers.

Kamberi has made a positive impression since making a deadline day loan switch from Hibernian and he is expected to replace the suspended Alfredo Morelos for the second leg of the last 32 clash with Braga on Wednesday evening.

He said: “The plan is always to keep a clean sheet but it’s always difficult when you concede because you have to come back and it wasn’t easy on that pitch but we shouldn’t be dropping two points here.

“It’s disappointing but not just for me but for everyone, including the supporters, because we all came to win the game and not to draw.

“It’s difficult to say why we didn’t kick from the Braga game. Everyone has to look at their own performance. If everyone gives 100 per cent then we wouldn’t drop points, that’s clear.

“The mentality is right but something wasn’t exactly how it should be and that’s why we didn’t win the game.

“I try every day to give the manager something to think about in terms of playing me but I respect any decision he makes because it’s about Rangers and what’s best for the team rather than me.

“But I will be ready whenever he gives me the chance and I am ready to do the dirty work up front in Braga if that’s what I’m asked to do as I’ve been used to doing dirty work in the Scottish Premiership.

“The Scottish Premiership isn’t easy so I know already how it feels and what I have to do so I will recover now and be ready for Wednesday.

“I was used to having responsibility in my two years at Hibs but it’s different at Rangers and away from home in Portugal in the Europa League so it won’t be easy but we have the quality to go there and win.”