Todd Cantwell insists Rangers won’t allow themselves to get caught up in their previous European exploits as they bid for Champions League glory in Eindhoven.

Michael Beale is attempting to repeat the achievement of Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his side from 12 months ago by overcoming PSV and clinching a place in the group stage.

Rangers secured a famous 1-0 win in the Philips Stadion last term but Cantwell is only looking to the next 90 minutes.

Cantwell said: “That is in the past. We don’t want to focus on that.

"That is what happened last year. We can leave other people to think about what happened before.

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“For us it changes nothing. It doesn’t matter who won last year, it matters who wins. For us there is no focus on what’s happened before.

“In this competition you are going to play against good teams and teams who have the ball. It’s important that we then show we have another side to us, which is that we can be in good shape and we can hurt on the counter.

“I think we showed that last week. I think all good teams have both in their capabilities, playing with the ball and obviously being a danger without it.”

Cantwell was playing in the Championship with Norwich City last season while Rangers were competing at the highest level on the continent.

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Now the Englishman is determined to make the most of his own chance to impress against the biggest names in the game.

“No I don’t think so,” Cantwell said when asked if he feared the Champions League had passed him by. “As a player you’ve got to believe in yourself and believe in your abilities.

“I would speak for most players in the changing room, you want to play in these competitions. So it’s just an excitement for me.

“Yeah definitely [I have extra impetus to make the most of my opportunities at Rangers]. You certainly want to maximise the opportunities you get.

“You don’t take anything for granted. Every game at Rangers is a big game, an important game, and as a player it is your responsibility to show that.”