European progress no inconvenience - Smith

24 February 2011 10:30
Rangers manager Walter Smith claims he is thrilled to remain in the Europa League, even though their dramatic triumph over Sporting Lisbon means even more fixture congestion. The Scottish champions remain in the hunt for four trophies this season following their away goals win in Lisbon, which was secured by Maurice Edu's dramatic late equaliser. That means they still have to juggle domestic commitments with Europe with a small squad depleted by injury. But Smith said: "We will have to wait and see how the season unfolds before we see if there is any great impact. "You can't pick and choose. We would never consider it an inconvenience qualifying for a round in Europe. "We are pleased to do so. There's a pressure on Scottish clubs to do as well as they can so that our co-efficient level gets as high as possible."

Source: PA