Ross McCrorie admits Euro success last season was a 'relief' for Rangers
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Ross McCrorie admits Euro success last season was a 'relief' for Rangers

Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie has admitted that reaching the group stages of the Europa League last season was a “huge relief” as the shadow of the club’s humiliating defeat in Luxembourg two years ago still looms large.
The Gers made it through four qualifying rounds last year to reach the groups and will need to repeat that if they are to reach the groups again this season.

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McCrorie admitted that after losing to Progres Niederkorn in 2017 it was a “dark time” for the club –
although the Gers could have the chance to put that right this season.
“It was a big achievement for us because you saw the year before what can happen if you get it wrong in Luxembourg,” McCrorie said, as quoted by The Herald.

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“You saw the reaction. All the players were on their toes and we knew what to expect. This year, we have got to be at it right from the go once again. It was a huge relief to get through last season. That time in Luxembourg was a dark time for the club so last year was huge to get through all the stages.
“There was relief, but it was down to the hard work that the players put in on the training ground.”
The Gers could come up against the Luxembourgish minnows in the second qualifying round and it would be the ideal opportunity for the Light Blues to get a measure of revenge.

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Reaching the groups again this season will be really important for Gerrard’s side and there’s no reason at all they shouldn’t make it through the first two rounds of qualifying.
With less than three weeks to go, Gerrard’s side will need to be at their best from day one if they are to avoid a humiliating defeat.