Rangers star Steven Davis has admitted that last night’s 1-0 win over Feyenoord had “extra meaning” following the death of Ibrox legend Fernando Ricksen earlier this week – and hailed a “special” European night as the Light Blues put in an impressive performance in the Europa League Group G opener.

Sheyi Ojo’s rocket proved the be the deciding goal but the Gers really could have won by a far bigger margin, and Davis admits they needed Allan McGregor to save them on a couple of occasions.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord runs past Steven Davis of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and Feyenoord at Ibrox Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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The win takes Rangers a step closer to reaching Steven Gerrard’s target of maximum points from their home games and Davis was delighted to pick up an “important” win.

“The European nights are always special, and it had an extra meaning to it tonight with Fernando’s passing, so we are delighted to get a win tonight. It was an important three points for us,” Davis told Rangers TV.

“We wanted to set our stall out early-on. Feyenoord are obviously comfortable on the ball and try to play from the back, so we tried to press them high up the pitch and from there, we got some good opportunities.

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“We could have been a bit more comfortable at half-time, and then in the second half, they had a bit of possession but we felt comfortable and when they got through, Greegsy was there to stop them.”

The Gers face Young Boys next in Group G when they travel to Switzerland on October 3rd – with the Swiss side losing 2-1 to Porto last night in the other game.

Glasgow Rangers' Scottish midfielder Ryan Jack (L) and Glasgow Rangers' Scottish goalkeeper Allan McGregor (R) applaud supporters on the pitch after the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Feyenoord at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on September 19, 2019. - Rangers won the game 1-0. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

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There’s little doubt that Rangers deserved to come away with the win and the only complaint will be that the scoreline wasn’t more convincing.

With St. Johnstone next up for the Light Blues on Sunday, there’s no time for Gerrard’s side to relax after what must have been a draining 90 minutes.

 

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