Newcastle United-owned Haris Vuckic in awe of Rangers fans

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Haris Vuckic joined Scottish Championship club Rangers from Premier League outfit Newcastle United on loan in the January transfer window.

Newcastle United-owned Haris Vuckic has told STV that he was in awe of the Rangers fans on Sunday afternoon.

There were as many as 48,035 spectators at Ibrox for the second leg of the Scottish Premiership playoff quarter-final tie between Rangers and Queen of the South.

It was the biggest attendance at Ibrox since 2013, and for a for a club who are playing in the second tier of Scottish football, that is a huge number indeed.

Attacking midfielder Vuckic, 22, was impressed with the support that the Gers got against Queens and told STV: “As soon as I came out from the tunnel I saw it was a full stadium, it gives you a massive lift and hopefully on Wednesday (against Hibernian) it will be the same.

"When we scored as well they gave us massive confidence. It's hard when you concede a goal, you can see the players come down, but it was good the crowd lifted us.”

The Rangers fans played a big role in the team’s 1-1 draw with Queens which saw them book a place in the semi-finals of the playoffs.

Stuart McCall’s side had to come from behind to get that draw, though, as Derek Lyle had put the visitors in the lead in the 35th minute.

The result meant that Rangers went through 3-2 on aggregate, having won the first leg of the tie 2-1 away from home at Palmerston Park in Dumfries.

Rangers will play Hibernian now for the right to face the 11th-placed team in the Scottish Premiership for a place in the top flight next season.

The first leg of the semi-final tie will be played at Ibrox on Wednesday.

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