By Daniel Feliciano

14th Sep, 2022 | 12:10pm

Ally McCoist backs 'crazy' atmosphere to help Rangers in Champions League clash v Napoli

Napoli should expect a “crazy” atmosphere at Ibrox tonight when they face Rangers in the Champions League but Ally McCoist says they must stay disciplined.

Rangers have lost their last two games 4-0 to Celtic and Ajax and come into this game following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last week, with their weekend game against Aberdeen postponed due to the event.

Because of that the crowd at Ibrox is expected to be “incredible” according to club legend McCoist, speaking on talkSPORT breakfast show [14 September, 8:14], but he says the players must not “go crazy” and must remain disciplined to get a result.

“I think the atmosphere at the stadium tonight will be incredible,” he said.

“The Champions League, the atmosphere will be. But at the same time it’s so important that the Rangers team start well, get the atmosphere on board. Not go crazy, but go.

“They’ve got to do it disciplined. They have to do it disciplined and they will do it disciplined, I’ve got no doubt.

“The crowd will be.. it’ll be crazy tonight. But they have to go and give the crowd and keep the atmosphere as intense as they possibly can.”


Tonight is set to be a stunning spectacle at Ibrox when Rangers face off against Napoli in the Champions League, but McCoist is absolutely spot on.

The team cannot let the occasion get the better of them and they must keep their emotions in check against a side that are coming to dominate the ball and leave with three points.

Rangers will fancy their chances against anyone in their own back yard, despite the fact that they’re arguably the weakest of the four teams in their Champions League group on paper.

However football isn’t played on paper and if the team can channel the energy of the crowd correctly and perform to the level that we know they can, then they have every chance of a result.

But if they let the atmosphere get to them, then it’s possible that it has the adverse effect and allows Napoli to let their quality shine through.

In other Rangers news, Andy Walker has blasted the club for major transfer decisions they’ve made this summer