Rangers legend Andy Goram claims Europa League success as 'best medicine' for cancer diagnosis
Rangers are enjoying a fabulous season in Europe having reached the Europa League final in Seville thanks to victory against RB Leipzig.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has inspired the Light Blues to great things but one of Ibrox’s former favourites isn’t having quite as good a time of things at the moment.
Andy Goram, who kept goal for Rangers between 1991 and 1998 was recently diagnosed with cancer and has been living privately ever since.
He has though made his first public appearance since the diagnosis though at a supporters’ dinner and he took to the mic to express his glee at the Gers’ European successes.
“Last night was the best medicine I’ve ever [swear] had,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. After receiving applause, Goram added: “Roll on Seville.”
‘The Goalie’, as he became affectionately known, was only diagnosed with cancer last month but treatment appears to be going well with this appearance.
It never leaves you
Goram didn’t come through the Rangers academy nor was he a boyhood fan of the club, he was born in Bury, Lancashire after all, but he is living and breathing proof of what Ibrox does to a player.
The unrivalled passion for the football club from the supporters and the subsequent noise around the ground every time they step out onto the field is enough to make the greatest players gaze in awe.
And for those who pull on the famous blue shirt, or the equivalent goalkeeper’s jersey in Goram’s case, it is an incredible feeling to know all of those people are there to cheer you on.
Goram clearly caught the Rangers bug as a player and once it gets inside you, it never leaves and you keep that passion for the rest of your days.
We sincerely hope that Goram can fight off this diagnosis and that he has many days ahead of him and he can be there to witness van Bronckhorst and his side go to Seville to lift the trophy for him and all Rangers players to have come and gone before and after.