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Sporting Braga's Portuguese forward Paulinho (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group K football match between Sporting Braga and Besiktas, at the Municipal stadium of Braga, on November 7, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers’ cracker of a Europa League draw adds to festive cheer

There was turkey with all the trimmings at the Hummel training centre as Rangers enjoyed an early festive celebration yesterday. But the real cheer came with a favourable Europa League draw that paired the Ibrox outfit with Portuguese side Braga, a draw that has given rise to optimism that Rangers can take a substantial bite into the Europa League this term.

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Celtic skipper Scott Brown shows typical tenacity as he battles with Rangers winger Ryan Kent. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Archie Knox: Rangers need a carbon copy of Scott Brown

A Scott Brown voodoo doll at the Ibrox matchday stalls would doubtless do a roaring trade. Brown has firmly embedded himself into Scottish football’s most vilified hall of fame in recent seasons with his off-the-ball shenanigans and winding up of opponents drawing criticism from fans and observers.

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