Steven Gerrard’s men are set to begin their Champions League qualifying campaign against the Swedes, provided they overcome HJK Helsinki.
Bjorklund (ex-Rangers star) fully expects his countrymen - 2-1 up from the first match in Sweden - to progress and set up a showdown with his former side. And while he predicts a tough encounter, he is backing fellow centre-halves Goldson and Helander to hold firm and guide Rangers into the play-off round.
Bjorklund said: “I watched most of the European games last season and I was particularly impressed by Helander and Goldson.
“Looking at the draw, I see Rangers as slight favourites, but Malmo have a strong team and they will match up physically.
“Upfront they are a real threat, with the Croatian striker Antonio Colak on fire.
“He has scored in the last six or seven games and he will provide a big challenge for Helander and Goldson.”
Inter manager Simone Inzaghi has made clear to the club that midfielder Marcelo Brozovic is central to his plans and that the player should not be sold under any circumstances.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Croatian midfielder is highly admired by the new head coach, and that he is a cornerstone of the planned midfield.
Brozovic was a highly important player to the midfield balance for the Nerazzurri under Antonio Conte, with the 28-year-old starting the majority of matches.
In his deep midfield role, the Croatian acted as a complement to Nicolo Barella and to a number of third midfielders, including the likes of Stefano Sensi, Roberto Gagliardini, and Arturo Vidal, before Eriksen became nailed on as the third member of Conte’s preferred trio during the second half of last season.
Inzaghi will look to build on this by implementing a similar midfield, but with new signing Hakan Calhanoglu stepping in for the stricken Eriksen.
It is reported that the head coach believes that the early success of the newly-arrived Turkish midfielder will be dependent on the chemistry he has with his teammates, and that Brozovic’s presence will be a key to achieving a functional two-way midfield unit.
For this reason, the coach has made his intention known that Brozovic should be kept at the club at all costs, despite reported interest from a number of major European clubs and the fact that he has yet to sign a contract extension with his current deal expiring next summer.