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The striker has picked up an injury in training and didn't travel.
Braga have been asked not to train at Ibrox to preserve the surface.
The Hearts boss feels the players are "a little too positive".
The Ibrox club have been fined £15,000 for the behaviour of players and staff.
Stuart McInally,Ben Toolis and Chris Harris come into the team as they search for their first win.
The 17-year-old defender was sent off while Accies led Hearts 2-0 at Tynecastle.
Saints squandered a three-goal lead during the 90 minutes before edging through to the quarter-finals.
Pieros Sotiriou is travelling to sign for Astana instead of facing the Scottish champions.
The Nigerian defender has signed an 18-month deal with Gary Holt's side.
The tournament gives fringe players a chance but Kerr wants victory in Spain.
The club will encounter Video Assistant Referees in the knockout stage of the Europa League.
Celtic and Rangers have both turned professional ahead of the new season.
The Motherwell boss admitted it was difficult to replace James Scott and Devante Cole.
The Ibrox boss believes referee Euan Anderson should've awarded Rangers a penalty for an apparent handball.
Celtic edged a 2-1 win against Aberdeen in blustery conditions after a late Kristoffer Ajer strike.
Neither side lost ground in the relegation battle as Hearts drew 2-2 with Hamilton.
The Premiership clash, which was postponed after a pitch inspection, will now take place on Sunday.
The two Scottish athletes will be competing in Glasgow this weekend.
Gerrard convinced he can make Rangers fans happy despite falling behind in the title race.
Daniel Stendel is considering making a change between the sticks for relegation crunch at Tynecastle.