December 2, 2022



Carry Balogun again to Rangers, McCoist urges after PSV Eindhoven show

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The 59-year-old believes the Gers would have carried out higher than they did with the Tremendous Eagle of their beginning XI.

Former Rangers participant Ally McCoist has pleaded with the Scottish Premiership aspect to re-sign defender Leon Balogun after watching them draw 2-2 towards PSV Eindhoven of their Uefa Champions League play-off first leg assembly on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Nigeria worldwide left the Gers after the expiry of his contract on June 3. Balogun had joined Rangers in the summertime of 2020 earlier than extending his contract in 2021, and made 65 appearances for the membership.

McCoist has revealed why he wish to see the Tremendous Eagle introduced again to the membership.

“I discussed that earlier than the primary aim, Rangers seemed small,” McCoist mentioned as quoted by Day by day Document. “PSV seemed huge, and I assumed set performs had been going to be essential. James [Sands] isn’t a pure centre-back, would Balogun have made a distinction?

“He’s sitting up within the stands watching Rangers on Saturday, I’m undecided I’d have let him go. Souttar has accidents, you realize, Helander, clearly.

“Maybe there may be [a case to bring Balogun back], it’s not hindsight, I used to be shocked to see him go, I actually was. I let you know what, we may have accomplished with him tonight. He’s received top, he’s received a presence, and scored objectives in Europe.”

Through the fixture, Ivory Coast worldwide Ibrahim Sangare put the visiting Dutch aspect forward earlier than Antonio Colak levelled issues for the Gers. Tom Lawrence thought he had scored the winner for Rangers however Armando Obispo later restored parity.

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On Saturday, Balogun was within the stands at Ibrox Stadium because the Gers defeated St. Johnstone 4-0 of their third fixture of the top-flight.