McGregor eyes home triumph
Goalkeeper Allan McGregor hopes Rangers can improve on last term's European home record against Bursaspor.
Last Updated: 27/09/10 7:14pm
Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor hopes his side can improve on last season's Champions League home record against Bursaspor on Wednesday.
Walter Smith's side conceded 10 goals during Ibrox defeats to Unirea Urziceni, Sevilla and Stuttgart last term and ended up finishing bottom of Group G.
And with a home clash against the Turkish champions looming on Wednesday, McGregor has called on his side to emulate their impressive SPL form when entertaining the visitors.
"If we can get four points from our opening two games that would be a great start," said the Gers custodian.
"We now have two games at Ibrox. Our home form in Europe is usually good but last year it was dreadful to be honest.
"We need to get that right, especially in front of our fans who are always brilliant on European nights. I'm sure that will help us as well."
Rangers got their European campaign underway by holding Manchester United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford, while Bursaspor lost their opening match 4-0 at home to Valencia.
But Scotland international McGregor insists the Glasgow side will not be taking their visitors lightly on Wednesday night.
"Obviously it will be difficult as they are the Turkish Champions and have spent a lot of money as well," he added.
"We all know how hard it is to qualify for the Champions League these days and every team has a lot of quality.
"We will give Bursaspor respect and do our homework in the build up to the game.
"Our aim will be to win but even if that happens we will still have a lot of work to do as we have found out in the past.
"In 2007/08 we had seven points out of nine from our first three games and failed to qualify but we have to try and build on our result against Manchester United."