By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

15th Sep, 2020 | 8:00pm

Exclusive: McLeish claims fans have played 'enormous' part in Rangers reemergence

We’re delighted to welcome former Rangers manager Alex McLeish as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Alex McLeish has claimed that you “cannot fault” Rangers fans for their undying loyalty to the club. 

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, the former Gers boss suggested that the Bears’ fanbase has played an “enormous” part in allowing them to reach the top of Scottish football once more after a testing decade.

Despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Ibrox managing director Stewart Robertson confirmed earlier in the month that the club have sold out their allocation of season tickets for a third consecutive year.

That allocation stands at 46,500, and McLeish has hailed fans for sticking by the Gers no matter what.

Speaking to Ibrox News, he said: “The Rangers fans have thrown everything into the club over the last ten years.

“They’ve shown their undivided loyalty for it and they continue to support the club, come what may. There’s no doubt that the fans have played an enormous part in getting Rangers back to this kind of level.

“Rangers and Celtic, both sets of fans are very demanding for their teams to win trophies. But the Rangers fans, despite not seeing a trophy for a few years, they will be really champing at the bit, looking for that elusive trophy.

“The supporters, you cannot fault them. They’ve followed the team through trials and desperate moments.”

Under current Coronavirus guidelines, supporters are still not allowed back inside Ibrox to watch matches live.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced last week that the return of fans to stadiums had been delayed until at leats October 5th.

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