By Paddy Kenny
Rangers will transform their Champions League fortunes when they take their group stage opponents back to Ibrox.
That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Gers’ recent fortunes.
Rangers were beaten 4-0 at Celtic Park as they fell five points behind the league leaders.
FULL-TIME: Celtic 4-0 Rangers pic.twitter.com/PsCaAIs4Jj
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side then lost 4-0 to Ajax on Wednesday (7 September) on their return to the Champions League group stage for the first time in a decade.
However, Kenny is backing the Gers to regain their best form when they return to Ibrox after two disastrous away performances.
“It could affect them,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
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“But you have to be able to bounce back from these kinds of results. You can’t sit down and just roll over.
“The Ajax game is away. The next Champions League game is at home, that’s massive, I think that changes everything.
“These two losses have both come away from home and we know what that Ibrox crowd is like. The fact is, those results would not have happened at Ibrox.
“So Napoli, Liverpool and then Ajax back at Ibrox, it will be a different proposition and I think that can make or break their chances of going through.”
Rangers face Napoli at Ibrox on Tuesday (13 September) with this weekend’s games all postponed.
They sit five points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.
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By Paddy Kenny