Rangers first-team coach Michael Beale has congratulated Steven Gerrard’s side after qualifying for the last 32 of the Europa League with a 1-1 draw against Young Boys.

Alfredo Morelos’ sixth group stage goal in six games fired the Light Blues into the lead before a late Borna Barisic own goal saw the Gers confirm second place in group G.

Beale is now looking forward to Monday’s draw and is excited to bring European football to Ibrox after Christmas for the first time since 2011.

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“Well done to the boys on qualifying from a very tough group,” Beale posted on his personal Twitter account.

 

“Looking forward to the draw and wherever it may take us. European football after Xmas for the first time in a while.”

Rangers could be drawn to face the likes of Ajax, Arsenal or Inter Milan in Monday’s draw as they look to extend their incredible European journey even further.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 06: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard (C), with assistant Gary McAllister (R), in the dug out during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Beale is a key part of Gerrard’s backroom staff and the former Liverpool and Chelsea man has a massive amount of influence with the Gers boss.

Beale’s vast experience coaching in England and beyond is a huge support for Gerrard as the Liverpool icon learns on the job as he impresses at Rangers.

 

 

 

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