Clement on creating a machine, European nights at Ibrox, and injury updates

Jonathan Sutherland, BBC Sport Scotland

Rangers manager Philippe Clement has been speaking to the media before his side's Europa League match against Sparta Prague at Ibrox on Thursday.

Here are the key points from his press conference:

  • Says he want to "create a machine" and believes he is capable of doing just that with this group of players.

  • He says he is still in an "observation period" for the next few weeks and months, as he assesses the club's strengths and weaknesses.

  • Ahead of his first taste of a European night at Ibrox, Clement says he is "looking a lot forward to that".

  • Is expecting a tough game against Sparta, who he describes as "a good team, good technically and with a good structure". Insists Rangers will have to be at their "highest level" in order to take something from the game.

  • In terms of team news, Kemar Roofe is back available for selection. "Really, really early for him but it is necessary for the moment". Clement says they need to work out how to solve Roofe’s long term injury problems, but he is "not going to take big conclusions now’.

  • Scott Wright is a "serious doubt" with a muscle issue and sat out training today. Nico Raskin and John Souttar are both out, while Rabbi Matondo is back training but tomorrow comes too soon.