By Azeem Siddiqui

2nd Aug, 2022 | 12:10pm

Ally McCoist urges Rangers to be vary of Union Saint-Gilloise

Ally McCoist has revealed that he will be glad to see his former club Rangers returning to Scotland with a draw against Union Saint-Gilloise.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men are currently in Belgium for their first leg of the Champions League third-round qualifier in Leuven this evening [02 August].

McCoist, while talking to talkSPORT as quoted by Daily Record, suggested that it is not a foregone conclusion that the Gers will be able to get the better of the Belgian outfit.

“They’re a good side, they ain’t bad,” he told talkSPORT. “I’m telling you right now. They had a good season last year and they’ve actually had a very, very good pre-season. They beat Feyenoord 4-0.

“We’re missing Ryan Kent as well, which is a big miss for us. I’d take a draw right now if you offered me a draw.”

Big Match Ahead

Even though it’s just the second competitive game for the Rangers in the season, it could potentially make or break their 2022-23 campaign.

The Light Blues are keen on putting away the bad memories they suffered against Malmo at this stage last season when they lost to the Swedish side.

The Europa League runners-up are set to be without winger Ryan Kent, who suffered an ankle injury during their 2-1 win over Livingston on the opening day of the Scottish Premiership.

This could bring Rabbi Matondo into the line-up, who was confirmed to be in the squad travelling to Belgium.

John Souttar would also be willing to put in a strong performance after a poor display on his competitive debut for the Light Blues.

The fixture is a crucial one for manager Van Bronckhorst, as well as a failure here, would put a serious question mark on his future at the club and therefore, he should ensure that the Gers must not falter at this stage.

In other Rangers news, the captain has reacted to his brother’s big Premier League move on Twitter.