By Azeem Siddiqui

12th Aug, 2022 | 10:10pm

Barry Ferguson backs Rangers to book place in Champions League group stage at expense of PSV

Barry Ferguson believes that Rangers have enough in the tank to get past PSV Eindhoven and book their place in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

The Gers made a memorable comeback against Union SG where they came back from 2-0 down to secure a 3-2 aggregate win.

Ferguson, while speaking on Go Radio, as quoted by the Daily Record, said that Rangers must get into the group stage of the competition to receive a huge financial boost.

“Rangers have got enough, for me, to get through,” he said. “And they need to make sure they get into the Champions League because we all know what that brings; a huge amount of money.

“£40million and that’s not taking into account the home games, where it’s £3m or £4m on top of the £40million.”

Big task

Rangers went into Tuesday’s second leg knowing that they had a mountain to climb to not repeat what happened last year at the same stage and somehow they managed to achieve that, and deservingly as well.

That result must’ve given manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst and the players much-needed self-belief that they have the ability to turn things around when it matters the most.

Ahead of the all-important clash against PSV, the fans will be hoping that the players will be able to replicate or even better what they performed against Union SG which would ensure that their place in the Champions League group stage.

As for manager Van Bronckhorst, he will be hoping that the magic of Ibrox Stadium will once again lift the players to give more than 100 per cent on the night where their whole season can turn upside down with one act of brilliance or one silly mistake.

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