Wolves goalkeeper wants Celtic and Rangers to win for a Battle of Britain

Scottish clubs Rangers and Celtic will be in Europa League action this week as they seek to progress to the last 16 of the competition.

Steven Gerrard’s side will clash Braga at Ibrox on Thursday, having beaten Livingston 1-0 at the weekend.

While the Bhoys will travel to Denmark to face Copenhagen with Neil Lennon’s side enjoying a perfect record this year.

Wolves experienced keeper John Ruddy told the Glasgow Times that the Molineux side wants Rangers and Celtic to win to tee up a Battle of Britain.

The 33-year-old stopper praised Ibrox and Celtic Park stadiums, claiming it would be very special to play there on a European night.

He said:

“All the boys here spoke before the last draw about how special it would be to get Rangers or Celtic.

“I think that would be a mutual feeling for all the fans concerned.

“Ibrox and Celtic Park have special atmospheres at every home game but to experience it on a European night against another British club would be very special.

“Fingers crossed we all make it through and the next draw throws one of these ties up.”

With Manchester United, Arsenal and Wolves still strong in the Europa League, it looks very likely that an English side will face a Scottish opposition.

The Red Devils will travel to Belgium to play against Club Brugge, while Mikel Arteta’s side will clash Olympiacos in an away match. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men will play host to La Liga strugglers Espanyol.

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