By Saikat Mandal

16th May, 2022 | 11:00pm

Keith Jackson shares Rangers staggering turnaround view ahead of Europa League final

Keith Jackson has been left impressed with the “staggering” turnaround from Rangers ahead of their Europa League final against Frankfurt on Wednesday (18 May) in Seville.

The Daily Record columnist suggests that there is a feel-good factor about Scottish football at the moment.

Celtic have won the Scottish Premiership title this season, while Andy Robertson, the Scotland skipper, has already picked up two trophies with Liverpool, and could lift the Champions League trophy as well.

“And if Rangers do complete their mission impossible on Wednesday night, then they will go straight into the same elite environment, only as top seeds,” wrote Jackson for The Daily Record.

“Now that really would represent a staggering turnaround in the fortunes of Scottish football and it could be boom time all round if Hearts and Dundee United can qualify for the group stage of the Europa and Conference Leagues respectively – having only just returned to the top flight from the obscurity of the SPFL’s second tier.”


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Jackson is absolutely spot on here.

If Rangers can win the Europa League, it will provide a huge boost to Scottish football, not only in terms of money but also in prestige as well.

It will help the league to invest more in infrastructure, and with the improved co-efficient, this could mean more money distribution to other teams as well.

Let’s not get carried away at the moment. It’s time to take a pause and reflect on the heroic journey the Gers have gone through in Europe this season.

The feeling that the Bears should lift the trophy from here on, stems from the belief that they have already defeated two strong German teams in this competition.

The likes of Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig were beaten over two legs and there’s no reason to believe why the Gers replicate similar heroics against the third-best German side they’re up against.

It’s going to be an intense final, but Rangers should be able to pull it off in Sevilla.

In other Rangers newsOne 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season.