Rangers hero Peter Lovenkrands names two stadiums comparable to Ibrox for atmosphere

Glasgow Rangers' Danish Peter Lovenkrands celebrates his goal during their Champions league second leg football match at Madrigal  stadium of Villarreal 07 March 2006. AFP PHOTO

Glasgow Rangers hero Peter Lovenkrands was asked which stadiums provide an atmosphere comparable to Ibrox.

Former Rangers forward Peter Lovenkrands has named Newcastle's St James' Park amongst the stadiums which he believes provide an atmosphere comparable to that that he experienced on a number of occasions at Ibrox.

Glasgow Rangers' Danish Peter Lovenkrands celebrates his goal during their Champions league second leg football match at Madrigal  stadium of Villarreal 07 March 2006. AFP PHOTO

Lovenkrands was taking part in a Twitter Q&A session for the Gers - for whom, he now works as an academy coach, having returned in May of this year 11 years after leaving as a player - when he was asked by one fan which grounds provided an atmosphere that compared to the atmosphere at Ibrox on a European night.

Cynics would perhaps suggest that his answers are not actually that surprising given that he played for Rangers, Schalke and Newcastle during his career, but it must also be mentioned that the two British grounds in particular are synonymous with producing atmospheres that leave a lasting memory, while the Veltins-Arena is also an incredibly impressive stadium.

And having been asked about the Ibrox atmosphere on a European night, Lovenkrands will be hoping that Pedro Caixinha's men can keep making progress in the coming years, so the supporters and some of the current crop of players can experience how electric the ground can be when the Gers face a continental giant.

Similarly, Lovenkrands may be hoping that Newcastle's squad give the fans reason to leave St James' Park rocking now that they are back in the Premier League

Newcastle United striker Peter Lovenkrands celebrates  after scoring from the penalty spot during the Coca-Cola Championship game between Newcastle United and Sheffield United at St James'...

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