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Nairn fans of Rangers Football Club 'warm up' in Seville ahead of historic Europa League Cup final versus Entracht Frankfurt


By Donald Wilson


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The Nairn Chosen Few Rangers fans departing for Seville.
The Nairn Chosen Few Rangers fans departing for Seville.

The Ibrox Club has overcome all the odds and are favourites to add the Europa League Cup trophy to their European Cup Winners Cup success of 1972.

Gary Hannah (40) is in Seville for tonight's match against Entracht Frankfurt with his uncle, Mike Stewart, who is regarded as a father figure for the group, the Nairn Chosen Few.

He said: " It's not been an easy route for us to reach the final but we got there against all the odds.

"We lost the first two games in our qualifying group and no-one would have given us much chance of making it to the final.

"But we have got there and we are going to enjoy it.

"The atmosphere is fantastic and we just hope we can get the right result tonight.

"It's 50 years since we won the Cup Winners Cup and 150 years since the club was formed, so it look like the stars are aligning for us."

Three months ago Gary celebrated the birth of his first child, Jax, who will be at home watching the game on TV with mum Eilidh.

"He's already got his first Rangers strip and will be the next generation of the Nairn Chosen Few," Gary said.

"There's about 15 of us here from Nairn and all the boys look up to Steve for all he has done to help the group over the past 40 years.

"Hopefully tonight we will be celebrating."


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