It’s Europa League semi-final week as Rangers face their biggest task and potential opportunity so far this season. They stand 180 minutes from a major European final. It’s mind-blowing and I hadn't allowed myself to drift into the possibilities but now I find myself not being able to stop. Rangers are within touching distance and although Leipzig is a huge task - why can’t we dream a little?

All throughout this column, I have been up and down, charting a supporter's week to week journey with our great club. We've had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The team have been superb in Europe and now has an opportunity to take it that one glorious step further.

It will take an almighty effort but it should be our only focus this week - and that brings me to Sunday. An Old Firm is always huge but, being honest, we have run out of room and this league challenge has gone. Celtic will win it and their consistency has brought that. I’m not interested in congratulating them because we are rivals, but it would be disingenuous to downplay their achievements. We take it in our stride with dignity and aim to respond. It’s Rangers - we have to!

That’s why I was delighted to see a heavily rotated squad last weekend at Motherwell and the team deserve congratulations for a job well done. It was another big boost and slowly we are seeing some other players emerge from the closed squad scenario. This was something I opined about earlier this month, I wrote that Gio had to look at Scott Wright or Amad Diallo. Well, Wright has featured and pitched in with goals, assists, involvements and graped his opportunity.

I don’t think he is the answer at the moment to start, but he has shown the capacity to pitch in and that has always my judgement. In the long run, he will have to kick on and deliver more moments like his second at Fir Park but if he can, he'll prove to be a solid squad option. His destiny is in his own hands.

Then there is Steven Davis, an absolute Rolls-Royce of a footballer. At Hampden, he made such a difference. What a footballing brain he has and at Motherwell he produced an almost effortless game as he strolled about Fir Park, owning the pitch. He is class personified and I’ll not make a big shout for an extended deal because as a fan I am one of the worst in acting on emotion, but he’s more than capable. 

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The performance of the squad players is a direct reason why come Parkhead this Sunday, I would again heavily rotate. People won’t like that but we could win 5-0 and still need Celtic to drop points in two of their final three games. It’s hugely unlikely and Europe has to be the focus. I’m not suggesting going to Parkhead with a B team, just using the wider squad like at Fir Park.

For what it’s worth, I don’t think Gio will contemplate it. Most of the players will have had a ten-day break including Ryan Kent, John Lundstram and Ryan Jack. They will be asked to ‘empty it’ in this next week of fixtures before rotating in the final games of the season.

I know people may read this and be furious at me for seemingly giving up on the league. That's not what I'm advocating at all.

Europe is a once in a lifetime chance- and it's there for us. These players are capable and I believe in them. They have shown how well they can spring traps and break. They’ll need to show that resolve and be better than what they showed in Braga but in the last few games, I have seen a level of conviction return.

Rangers are a confidence team and when we are good and high on that we can most certainly produce. Leipzig boasts a formidable front line but they do attack and give up chances. It’s Dortmund all over again but this squad has delivered time and time again on this platform.

James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Ryan Jack and all the others, this is your time now. Legendary status is within touching distance.

55 was magnificent and the magnitude of the title unrivalled in our history. For that reason alone, it would be wonderful if this squad delivered another trophy that would truly cement an unimpeachable legacy.

Such an achievement would be bigger than anything in our 150-year story. It's an accomplishment not meant for any team like ours or indeed from any country as small as Scotland. Rangers have overcome all the odds and seeding challenges to be here. If it doesn’t happen then there is no disgrace but I can’t help but feel we can do it even with the utmost respect for a mighty Leipzig side.

This squad is capable of doing the almost impossible. This is their time.

Make us dream Rangers, make us dream.