By Paddy Kenny

12th Aug, 2022 | 3:04pm

Pundit 'gutted' for Rangers as 'massive' news confirmed

Paddy Kenny is “gutted” that the first leg of Rangers’ Champions League qualifier against PSV Eindhoven is at Ibrox.

The former Leeds United stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, about the Gers’ chances of qualifying for the competition’s group stage.

Rangers beat Union Saint-Gilloise 3-0 on Tuesday (9 August) to keep their Champions League dream alive.

The Gers will face PSV Eindhoven on 16 August and 14 August as they look to make a long-awaited return to the Champions League group stage.

Football Scotland reported (14 July) that clubs who reach the group stage will earn a guaranteed £40million.

Despite being two games away from the groups, Kenny wanted the second leg of the PSV clash to be played at Ibrox.

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“It’s a massive incentive for Rangers, we know they need that money to compete with Celtic,”

“It’s a massive couple of games. The only thing I am gutted about is that they are at home in the first leg.

“That’s the only thing. I wish it was the other way around because if Rangers lose by one or two in the first leg and it’s away from home, we know what they can do at Ibrox.

“I wish they had it the other way around but it is what it is. They came back from 2-0 down, I did call it last week.

“They have given themselves a chance, two games away from the Champions League. It would be amazing.”

Antonio Colak, James Tavernier and Malik Tillman were the scorers against USG.

The Light Blues are next in action against St Johnstone on Saturday (13 August).

In other news, a Rangers expert has issued ‘big’ Jon McLaughlin verdict after Giovanni van Bronckhorst confession.