Rangers hero Marvin Andrews suggests achievement that still gives him tingles

Marvin Andrews - Glasgow Rangers

Andrews spent two seasons with Glasgow Rangers, and helped them win a league and cup double in 2005.

Marvin Andrews has admitted that he continues to get tingles whenever he thinks about the final day of the 2004/05 Scottish Premiership season which saw Rangers clinch the title on a day that became known as Helicopter Sunday, the Evening Times reports.

Andrews was coming to the end of his first season at Ibrox when Alex McLeish's men went into the last game of campaign looking for a miracle. 

Marvin Andrews - Glasgow RangersMarvin Andrews

Rangers were two points adrift of league leaders Celtic going into their respective games - the Hoops faced Motherwell while the Gers took on Hibernian - so needed something special if they hoped to lift the title.

However, the situation looked bleak for the Light Blues as Celtic took a 1-0 lead in their game. And with the contest reaching its final few minutes with the scoreline unchanged, it appeared Nacho Novo's winner against Hibs would count for nothing.

Barry Ferguson and Nacho Novo - Glasgow Rangers celebrates winning the Bank of Scotland Premier League with trophyBarry Ferguson and Nacho Novo

But future Celtic forward Scott McDonald ensured his place in Ibrox folklore by scoring twice late on to hand Motherwell the win and send the title to Easter Road.

And Andrews - who played through an injury for that game - explained just how special the events of that day remain to him more than a decade later. 

The Rangers team celebrate winning the league

"I still get tingles when I think of what a great year it was. Scottish football will probably never see anything like it again. Generations of fans will talk about Helicopter Sunday," he said, as reported by the Evening Times.

"It was fascinating the way it happened with my knee, disproving the medics, the games. You could make a movie from it.

"I still pinch myself and try to get my head round it. How did it all happen? It is a miracle and I thank God for it."

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