By James Murray

19th Sep, 2023 | 8:50pm

Martin O'Neill drops Rangers into discussion ahead of Celtic Champions League clash

Martin O’Neill dropped Rangers into a discussion ahead of the Celtic and Feyenoord game in the Champions League on Tuesday (19 September).

Speaking on TNT Sports 1 on Tuesday (07:53pm), the pundit said the Hoops’ win over the Gers in the Old Firm clash on 3 September was a “massive result”.

He added that it settled people down at Celtic because European nights for the club are “really special” as they face the Dutch side in Rotterdam.

“That was a massive result against Rangers,” said O’Neill. “That settles people down a bit and now it’s exciting because European nights for Celtic Football Club are really special.”


It won’t be great for all those associated with Rangers to see Celtic competing in the Champions League after they failed to make it through the qualifying stages.

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Their bitter rivals have been able to claim the bragging rights lately, too, having recorded a 1-0 victory at Ibrox when the sides met just over a couple of weeks ago.

But the Light Blues have to use those setbacks as motivation to prove that they are capable of finishing above the Hoops this season to earn their place in the Champions League for next year.

It hasn’t been an easy time for the Gers of late, but they do have an opportunity to build up some much-needed confidence when they face Real Betis in the Europa League on Thursday (21 September).

There has been an awful lot of noise around Michael Beale and his summer signings, but the only way they can relieve some of that pressure is by performing well and recording victories when it really counts.

In other Rangers news, a journalist has shared an “unthinkable” admission about the Gers board regarding Beale.