Date: 28th September 2018 at 12:37pm
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On Wednesday evening Rangers booked their place in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup following a comprehensive and comfortable victory over Ayr United at Ibrox.

In a changed side as manager Steven Gerrard shuffled the pack to give some players match minutes, and others a rest and a break, goals came from Nikola Katic, a Glenn Middleton brace and Alfredo Morelos as we took the 4-0 victory.

It was another good display and Gerrard will certainly have taken the positives, especially from those that he offered a chance to impress as we are proving we have decent strength in depth and threats around the pitch and whilst it’s easy to praise the likes of Worrall and Middleton in particular, let alone our Liverpool loanees, Andy Halliday deserves special mention for his performance.

The boyhood Rangers fan hasn’t always had the best of times at the club following his arrival and he’s often the subject of criticism within the fanbase, but Gerrard gifted him the armband for the game and he didn’t let anyone down.

At times the criticism has been fair, but as the above shows, it’s only right he takes the plaudits and gets acknowledged for his efforts as well – especially in light of his two assists on the evening.

He’ll definitely win more fans back with that level of performance in the future if he can find his consistency now and impress further.

 

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