By Kevin Campbell

4th Aug, 2021 | 12:09pm

Campbell: Rangers backed to '100%' land near-£14m windfall amid update via Sky

Kevin Campbell has backed Rangers to qualify for the Champions League group stages despite last night’s 2-1 loss to Malmo.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker revealed he has high expectations for Steven Gerrard’s side in the competition.

A 95th minute goal from Steven Davis gives the Light Blues a lifeline going into the second leg of their third round qualifier against Malmo.

Rangers will face Olympiacos or Ludogorets if they emerge victorious from the second leg at Ibrox next Tuesday.

As quoted by Sky Sports (August 3rd), Steven Gerrard called on the Ibrox faithful to help push his side over the line next week.

When asked by Football Insider if he still believed Rangers would qualify for the Champions League group stages, Campbell said: “100 per cent.

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“Steven Gerrard is doing a great job there and I think they’ll recover from last night’s defeat.

“Olympiacos or Ludogorets after, I expect Rangers to get past either of those. I think they will go through to the group stages and even do well there. They will be a difficult side for anyone to face, especially at Ibrox.

“I seriously think they will be a dangerous outfit in the group stages. Hopefully they can get through the qualifying and then draw an English side.”

Rangers would receive a guaranteed windfall of £13.4million if they qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

The Glasgow giants have not made it to that stage of Europe’s premier competition since the 2010-11 campaign.

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