A GALAXY of former Rangers stars will gather in Glasgow ahead of next week’s legends match at Ibrox, and among them will be Craig Moore.
Moore will jet-in to the city from his home in Australia to take part in the match, and the prospect of running out at Ibrox once again is something which greatly excites him.
He explained: “It’s something I’m really looking forward to. I’ve been back a couple of times to Glasgow, but more really to touch base with family and I’ve never really been able to take a game in the way the trips have worked out.
“So I am really excited about going back to Ibrox and it will be great to see a lot of old faces again and great to catch up with people who I haven’t seen for a long, long time.
“That’s one of the things Rangers have been excellent at for a number of years – that family tradition and players who have been at the club for many, many years coming back and sharing the great memories they have. It’s very, very special.
“I’ve been back in Australia for maybe 10 years, and there are some good teams here with big crowds, but we don’t experience the atmosphere that Ibrox can deliver.
“When you walk out from the tunnel out onto the pitch, it is always something that was a fantastic buzz and made the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
“The way the fans get behind their team and the noise they make always creates a fantastic atmosphere, and I’m sure it will be a really good atmosphere come game day as well which is exciting.”
Moore won a fabulous 12 major honours in his two spells at Rangers under three different managers, and he reflects on his stay at Ibrox as being one of the highlights of his career.
He continued: “I managed to have a career that spanned a decent period of time, but in terms of success, my best time was at Rangers. Therefore, it holds some very special memories of some good times and some real, great people that I continue to be in contact with to this day.
“As a footballer, you want to be involved in successful teams and teams that win trophies – that was my aim at every club I was at, but obviously most of my success came at Rangers.
“It was a very, very special time – and I was there for a long time. I went through three managers and probably three different teams with those managers. It was a long time, but it was a good time.”