MARK WALTERS believes European football will be a major draw for players who are thinking about moving to Rangers.

The Light Blues secured a return to continental competition for the first time in six years last weekend with the win over Partick Thistle, and the former Ibrox favourite, who himself was lured by the prospect of playing in Europe, believes more may follow his lead.

He explained: “It was one of the biggest things for me at the time. Everyone wants to play against the best, and playing in the European Cup at the time meant I was definitely doing that.

“Getting into Europe this season can definitely help to attract players. The squad is not far off – it maybe needs just three or four additions and then it should be challenging for the championship too.

“The club demands that, and if you want to be a Rangers player, you have to demand that of yourself.”

Walters played in many European nights for the club and he recalled with great fondness how great they were as occasions.

And, he hopes to be able to take in one or two of the Gers ties next season too.

He added: “It was always a special night. When the lights were on here the atmosphere was just electric and it is the kind of occasion you dream of as a young boy playing in a fantastic occasion like that.

“It was a fantastic time for me and I’m sure if the players get that together then they can achieve that again.

“I would never turn down the chance to come up here. Even now when the stadium is empty its fantastic looking over at it and it brings goosebumps to me.

“It’s even better when it’s a full house and hopefully next year, we can start challenging for the top spot and things will start looking up.”

Walters was speaking as he attended a Show Racism The Red Card event at Ibrox Stadium. Read more about that HERE.

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