By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

6th Jun, 2021 | 10:05am

Alex McLeish: Ibrox expansion will frighten teams when facing Rangers

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 believes opposition teams will be frightened to take on Rangers at Ibrox after expansion plans were revealed this month.

It has been shared that the Bears could expand the famous stadium even further, with season ticket numbers passing 44,000.

McLeish admitted that outsiders always question these decisions, but had no doubt that it would be packed to the rafters no matter how big.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “It will be very scary for teams, it will be full every week.

“The following is still abnormally high and it reminds me a bit of Manchester United when they expanded their stadium, you think ‘how many fans will they need to fill it up?’ but it’s no surprise that the fans would jump all over that.

“They will make the ticket count fill up.”

Daunting.

Rangers managed to make Ibrox a fortress last season, and that was with no one cheering them on through any little tough time.

The only defeat came in that penalty shoot-out against St Johnstone at home, although it finished in a draw in normal time.

Just imagine almost 60,000 screaming, passionate Bears surrounding the pitch on Old Firm day, that will be a sight to behold.

McLeish used the perfect example in Manchester United, and look where they are now.

This will open so many doors for the Gers, not just that of having even more fans behind them pushing them onto victory every single week.

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