PAULINHO has vowed to silence the Ibrox crowd tomorrow and insisted Bayer Leverkusen won't become the latest club to wilt to Rangers in Europe.

The in-form Bundesliga side travel to Glasgow brimming with confidence after a sensational recent run which has yielded eight wins in nine games.

They crushed Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend in a game where 19-year-old Paulinho netted a double and got an assist on his first league start for Bayer.

Rangers have defeated Porto, Braga and Feyenoord in Glasgow this season and Steven Gerrard can boast an impressive European record.

But Paulinho - who cost Bayer £18million when he moved two years ago - is only interested in making up for lost time with Leverkusen and aims to build on his Bundesliga impact.

He said: "The atmosphere in Glasgow is something that can inspire me. It is beautiful to play in games like these, with big crowds and a lot of noise.

"It will be important for us to keep our focus on the ball and on our opponent, and not allow the atmosphere to distract us.

"We will need to be at our best to conquer Ibrox.

"Rangers have achieved some big results in this competition this season so it's obvious they will be a strong team.

"There are no easy games at this stage in the Europa League. We are not certainly not expecting an easy match.

"It will be a very big game for us. It’s a knockout situation and we obviously want to achieve the best result possible.

"We are looking forward to a very hard match but we want to be in the next round."