Ex-Rangers hero looks to Dortmund as proof v PSV

Ex-Rangers hero looks to Dortmund as proof v PSV
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Andy Halliday of Rangers FC arrives before the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Rangers FC and Sporting Braga at Ibrox Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

One of Rangers’ favourite sons Andy Halliday backs the side to progress in the CL, after speaking on behalf of Grosvenor Sports in partnership with Ibrox Noise.

The former Ger suggested that the European run will provide a welcome distraction from SPL pressure.

He said:

“Rangers’ European run will be a welcome distraction from the pressures of league football. The comeback last night wasn’t too much of a surprise, the result in Belgium was just a case of Rangers not turning up. Rangers would’ve known that if they’d shown the levels that they have previously in Europe then they were going to turn the deficit around.”

But he conceded the draw wasn’t kind to the Famous, albeit they can still overcome the hurdle:

“PSV and Monaco were two of the toughest fixtures they could’ve got in the next round. Rangers will take pride in a lot of the results they’ve previously had over the last two or three years. You only need to look at last season with RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund. Rangers were under-dogs for both ties and ended up winning both, also beating teams like Feyenoord and Benfica before that so Rangers have shown that they’re more than capable of playing in Europe.”

And he doesn’t believe Rangers will need any breaks or postponements to aid with congestion:

“Rangers aren’t at a disadvantage with the extended cup run. If you look at some of the Rangers players last year, they played upwards of 60 games and were still finishing strong towards the end of the season. The fitness of the squad is next level, even worldwide players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are very rarely injured and obviously Celtic have the same fixture congestion with the World Cup being so early in the football season. Most teams will have almost 26 games towards the World Cup break. Clubs recruit in the summer to cope with fixture congestion and I’m sure the mentioned clubs will feel as though they have done just that.”

Ally McCoist differs slightly to this view implying the Scottish authorities should aid with congestion better than they do, but Halliday makes a point about what the side achieved with such a huge fixture backlog as Rangers had.

But end of the day, all good Rangers men and women just want what’s best for the club. Including Halliday.

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  1. I absolutely love that man, Halliday, he will always has and will be one of us, his blood runs blue

    He just gathered more staunch points with that


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