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Rangers defender Tony Vidmar is confident his brother Aurelio will put family before his former club when Rangers take on Feyenoord in Thursday night’s crucial UEFA Cup clash. Aurelio had an unsuccesful spell in Rotterdam, but did enjoy his time at Feyenoord, said brother Tony during a press conference. He is under no illusions as to which team Aurelio be cheering on tonight: 'Surely family comes first!' (VIDEO)

The Rangers defender’s sibling plied his trade with the Rotterdam side five years ago after they snapped him up from Belgian Standard Liege where he scored goals for fun. Things, however, didn’t go to plan for Aurelio, also an Australian international, and he soon moved on to the Primera Liga where he joined Tenerife. 'Unfortunately for Aurelio, he didn’t really get much of an opportunity to play when he was at Feyenoord. But having spoken to him he still seemed to enjoy life in Rotterdam. 'The only disappointment was that he didn’t get more of a chance, as it’s always hard to show what you can do from the substitutes’ bench. But that’s football, and in the end he moved on.' Vidmar knows Rangers will have to keep a close eye on fellow Socceroo Brett Emerton who he believes played well during the first leg – which ended 1-1 – at Ibrox. He said: 'Brett got up and down the park well, he’s got a good engine in him and can run all day. There’s no doubt he is one player we’ll have to watch, but they have quality throughout the team.' Click below for the full video
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