Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister doesn’t think the Gers have been given the credit they deserve after easing past Danish side FC Midtjylland in the Europa League qualifiers.
After seeing Celtic crash out of the Champions League 48 hours earlier to Romanian minnows Cluj, ranked 288th by UEFA, the Gers brushed the Danes (ranked 103rd) aside to book a playoff clash with Legia Warsaw.
McAllister insists continued success helps raise the club’s profile and admits that the Midtjylland players didn’t take defeat by Rangers “that well.”
“I’ve played at good stadiums under the lights and Ibrox is right up there, so we want to do well in this competition,” McAllister said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I don’t know if we’ve got the credit we deserve for beating a Midtjylland side I think are good. We dispatched them comfortably and they’ve not taken that well.
“Speaking to their guys last night, I don’t think they expected our levels. Being in Europe just raises the profile of this club again.”
Before the Gers get around to facing Legia on Thursday, they have a trip to Methil this afternoon in the League Cup to deal with.
Another composed performance, like the one on Thursday, would do perfectly as the Gers look to book their place in the last eight of the League Cup.