SCOTT Arfield said the Rangers squad have given people a night to remember after making it through to the Europa League group stages for the first time in 12 years.

The Gers ended the game with nine men after having Alfredo Morelos sent off late into the second half and then losing Jon Flanagan to a second yellow with 20 minutes to go.

It was a backs to the wall job for the Light Blues but Arfield confesses the team never doubted they could complete the job, as they overcame Russian side Ufa 2-1 on arrogate.

Speaking to RangersTV Arfield said: “We have given loads of people a night to remember and to get this football club buzzing again because it is on the up.

“It is magnificent to be part of this but it doesn’t stop now, we have got over the first hurdle and we’re not just there to make number up, the mentality has shifted again.

“t is really good for us, we always want to be as successful as possible and it is a step towards the success we wanted at the start of the season.

“Everybody said this is what we wanted and we have managed to get there so it is a good night by us.

“In my career I have known about expectations and the expectation was that we were expected to come here and scored.

“We expected to get through and without being very arrogant about it we know what we have in the dressing room.We have done it the hard way but we have got there in the end.

“It is only going to get busier now but that is because of the success we’ve had, you want the games midweek because that means you’re doing well. We’re looking forward to the draw and I’m sure everyone will be tuned in to that.”

Rangers round off a huge week with their first Old Firm of the season on Sunday but Arfield said the away trip hadn’t even crossed their mind until the final whistle went in Russia.

He continued: “We’ll see who we get tomorrow  in the draw and then we go straight into Sunday. It is a marvellous thing for everyone.

“You see togetherness when we go a man down, we dig in and we keep our shape very well.

“The transition in getting up through Ovie and then particularly Ryan Kent on the break then we have the pace to get up there and keep causing problems.

“Flano went off as well and I don’t know if it was dubious but at the end of the day it is a night to remember. We dealt with the setbacks excellently well.

“We weren’t even thinking about Sunday but now we have this over with it is the game you want to play in when you sign for Glasgow Rangers.

“It was a massive game tonight though so we haven’t even allowed ourselves yet. We need to get back on the plane, recover and go again tomorrow morning. We go into Sunday bouncing and full of confidence.”

Article Copyright © 2018. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to www.rangers.co.uk