Oli McBurnie labels Rangers' Europa League run incredible

Rangers' English manager Steven Gerrard celebrates victory in the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Rapid Wien at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on October 4, 2018. (...

Glasgow Rangers fan Oli McBurnie has admitted that he has been delighted to watch the events that have unfolded at Ibrox this season.

Oli McBurnie of Swansea City applauds the fans at the final whistle of the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in...

In comments reported by the Sunday Post, Oli McBurnie has suggested that he has loved watching Rangers' transformation under Steven Gerrard, and labelled the Gers' performances in the Europa League incredible.

Despite their slightly underwhelming Scottish Premiership position, there is no question that there is more optimism at Ibrox than there has been for a number of years with Gerrard clearly building an exciting team that many are expecting to challenge for the title this season.

 

The Gers also find themselves in the semi-final of the League Cup and currently top their Europa League group after drawing with Villarreal and beating Rapid Vienna. It has been a remarkable run through the qualifying rounds, and McBurnie lauded the impact that Gerrard has had since arriving in the summer.

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“Steven Gerrard has done really well. The European run has been incredible,” he said, as reported by the Sunday Post. “Rangers are getting back to where they once were, and where they want to be.

Rangers' English manager Steven Gerrard celebrates victory in the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Rapid Wien at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on October 4, 2018. (...

“It’s a long season, but if they keep doing what they have been, they will get there. I haven’t been up to any games yet this season. We haven’t had time off. I have been watching on TV, though, and the transition has been exciting to watch."

Of course, it seemed possible over the summer that McBurnie could have been a part of the transformation at Ibrox. The Sun reported in May that Rangers made a £4 million bid for the Scotland international, but he ultimately ended up signing a new contract with Swansea City.

Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow,...

McBurnie will not regret the decision to stay with the Swans while he is playing regularly at the Liberty Stadium, but the boyhood Rangers fan would be forgiven for wondering every now and then what it would have been like had he joined the Gers in the summer.

Rangers return to action next Sunday as they travel to face Hamilton, while their next European game comes the following Thursday as they host Spartak Moscow at Ibrox.

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