Fernandes expects Ibrox action
Manuel Fernandes insists neither Valencia nor Rangers will play for a draw at Ibrox on Wednesday.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 19/10/10 10:49pm
Manuel Fernandes insists neither Valencia nor Rangers will play for a draw in Wednesday's Champions League clash at Ibrox, which will be shown live on Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports HD4.
Each side has developed a reputation for being counter-attacking teams, with Walter Smith leading Rangers to the 2008 Uefa Cup final with a 4-5-1 formation and a defensive style that did not vary at home or away.
The Gers boss deployed an even more cautious approach at Old Trafford in this season's opening Group C clash as they held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw.
Rangers then won 1-0 at home to Bursaspor and Valencia winger Fernandes expects the Scottish side to come out of their shell following their encouraging group start.
"I don't think Rangers will play like they did in Manchester," said the former Everton loanee.
"There they wanted a draw but now they are at home and will want to win.
"It's not easy to go to Old Trafford and get a point so we must have respect for them and we will have respect."
Valencia lost 1-0 at home to United in their previous group clash but won 4-0 away to Bursaspor in their opening contest.
Rangers coach Ian Durrant has described Valencia as the best counter-attacking team in Europe and Roberto Soldado is likely to start as a lone striker for them at Ibrox.
But Fernandes claims Unai Emery's men will come out with a positive approach having been early leaders of the Spanish league until Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Barcelona.
"We will need to go there to get three points because three points is what we need," added the Portugal international.
"If we don't go there thinking about winning, we are going to lose. If we go there thinking abut drawing, we are going to lose for sure.
"We need to go there for a win. If we draw, then it's not bad because we have a game at home against them. But we need to go there thinking about winning because we respect them."