Kris Boyd Makes ‘Huge’ Admission Amid Rangers Development

Kris Boyd discussed the transformative effect Philippe Clement has had on Rangers since taking over as manager, replacing Michael Beale at Ibrox. Boyd emphasized the drastic improvement in the team’s performance, stating, “The situation at Rangers couldn’t get any worse when Philippe Clement came in.”

Boyd, who shared his insights on Sunday, highlighted the positive trajectory the Gers have been on under the Belgian manager. He expressed optimism about the team’s prospects, noting, “They are definitely getting better.” This observation is grounded in Clement’s impressive record, securing victories in six out of his first seven matches in charge.

The pivotal moment for Rangers lies ahead, as they face Aris Limassol on November 30. Boyd believes that a triumph in this fixture could open the door for the team to secure European football after Christmas, a prospect he described as “huge.” The former striker remarked, “They’ve got another opportunity with their home game. If they beat Aris Limassol, they’ve got European football after Christmas as well, which would be huge.”

Boyd also acknowledged the challenges Rangers faced in European competitions prior to Clement’s arrival, particularly in the Champions League. He stated, “I think the European performances for a period of time now for Rangers, albeit at the Champions League level, they struggled.” Despite these struggles, Boyd remains optimistic about the team’s chances in the Europa League, emphasizing the potential for progress through the group stages.

Reflecting on the overall improvement, Boyd concluded, “There is no doubt under Philippe Clement Rangers are improving, but it wouldn’t be hard because it was so bad.” This sentiment encapsulates the significant strides Rangers have made under their new manager, offering fans hope for a brighter future in both domestic and European competitions.


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