McGregor looks for positives
Allan McGregor hopes Rangers can recover from their Champions League defeat by going far in the Europa League.
Last Updated: 04/08/11 5:46pm
Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor hopes the club can recover from their Champions League disappointment by going far in the Europa League.
The SPL outfit crashed out of the Champions League at the qualifying stage on Wednesday night with 2-1 aggregate defeat to Swedish outfit Malmo.
The last time the club fell at that stage of the competition in 2008 they were dumped out of Europe altogether, however, on this occasion they have been entered into the Europa League play-off draw, due to take place on Friday.
McGregor believes the presence of European football at Ibrox - even if it is not the Champions League - will be of benefit to the club.
"It's great to have the European nights. The Champions League would have been perfect for the players and good for the club," McGregor told the club's official website.
"But the Europa League is there and we still want to play in Europe."
McGregor also feels there were positives to take from the defeat in Sweden, which saw Rangers take the lead before conceding a late equaliser and end the game with nine men.
"I thought with the way we started, and overall really, the boys played well so there are some positives to take from the game," he added.
"Once we had the red cards, I still thought we did really well."