Rangers fans thrilled after 'unbelievable' boost confirmed by Uefa - Kenny
Rangers fans will be elated that they are able to attend European matches as away fans once again.
So says ex-Premier League shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Uefa confirmed the news on 6 September.
The Ibrox faithful were unable to follow their team’s run to the last-16 of last season’s Europa League because of pandemic restrictions.
Rangers last witnessed their team in action away from home in Europe in a 1-0 victory over Braga in February 2020.
Fans were banned shortly after as a result of the coronavirus, but Uefa has now decreed that the ban will not be extended.
And Kenny insists that Rangers’ “passionate” fanbase will be over the moon to hear the news.
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“It will be unbelievable for those fans to get back into away games,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“I spoke about this with the Rangers-Celtic match the other week. It makes a huge difference when those away fans are there, especially in Europe.
“Rangers fans are very passionate and I’m sure they will travel in numbers to go and support their team.
“It gives the players a boost as well and they’ll love those big European nights.”
Unfortunately, Rangers’ first away match of the current Europa League campaign will still be played behind closed doors.
That is because their opponents, Sparta Prague, are under investigation by Uefa for a number of fan offences in last season’s competition.