Rangers Euro loss gives hope to rest of SPL

Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo has warned Rangers the rest of the SPL will now fancy beating them after their Champions League humiliation at the hands of Unirea Urziceni.

Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo has warned Rangers the rest of the SPL will now fancy beating them after their Champions League humiliation at the hands of Unirea Urziceni.

"This can also be very interesting for the league," Laszlo said of Tuesday night's game.

"The other teams think, 'Eh, look here - they beat Rangers'.

"Maybe there can be a nice autumn for the clubs who are behind."

Laszlo, whose side suffered their own European embarrassment at Dinamo Zagreb in August, added: "You cannot tell me the Rangers players and the staff and the club don't suffer.

"We suffered also against Dinamo Zagreb - I know this feeling.

"Now they must be very, very careful to not go down.

"These are the most important moments in the lives of these big clubs, especially if you don't have experience of this."

"You don't know the reaction," said the Hearts boss, who nevertheless insisted he wished Rangers no ill, with Ibrox boss Walter Smith one of his closest colleagues in the game.

He added: "Everybody knows we all together suffer a little bit in Scottish football.

"Rangers are not alone."

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