Newcastle To Knock Rangers Out Of Europe?

Last updated : 01 December 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

UEFA have told Mike Ashley only ONE of his two clubs (Rangers and Newcastle) can qualify for European competition in the same season.

Rangers went a step closer to winning the Scottish cup yesterday, but if they do win it, and Newcastle qualify for the Europa League, the Toon will qualify for having more UEFA points.

Kris Boyd showed little mercy to former club Kilmarnock as he grabbed Rangers' second goal in the 3-0 Ibrox win which eased the Light Blues into the last 16.

The former Scotland striker was left on the bench by boss Ally McCoist but netted just 90 seconds after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Nicky Law had given the Championship side a 19th-minute lead with his deflected opener and swept home another with a fine finish six minutes from time.

It was a welcome win - their third victory over top-flight opposition this season - for under-pressure boss Ally McCoist after last week's defeat to promotion rivals Hearts.

And it was also a good day for Boyd. He returned to Ibrox in the summer after a 22-goal stint with Killie last season but has struggled to repeat the lethal form of his record-breaking first spell with the club.