Everyone in Rangers land knows the result from Steven Gerrard’s first competitive match in charge and we go into the second leg with the advantage and plenty of hope when it comes to progressing through to the Qualifying Second Round of the Europa League this year and going at least one step further than last season.
I don’t need to repeat game details but building on a mixed performance and a mixed reaction from fans to the showing across the 90 minutes, the Official Rangers Twitter Feed asked a very simple question following the game.
Who was your Man of the Match tonight? pic.twitter.com/DMwgqhFVwe
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 12, 2018
I’m not sure who will agree, or who will disagree but with a couple of hundred responses to the question on social media, two men, in particular, seemed to stand out in the minds of the fans for the coveted Man of the Match Award.
Other players obviously featured as few MotM polls are ever unanimous and exclusive and there was the usual offering of a player who was clearly below par.
Connor Goldson and debutant Glenn Middleton seriously stood out though and with good reason, I would think. With a couple of hundred responses at the time of typing, I actually think the young midfielder just edges it to be honest.
There were plenty more comments than I’ve copied in below.
— Fraser Smillie (@frasersmillie) July 12, 2018
Had a few dodgy passes from the back but looked solid defending
— mcphail ???? (@cameronmcp95) July 12, 2018
— TheBlueAndWhiteArmy (@TheBlueAndWhit1) July 12, 2018
— JG83 (@JE83GRY) July 12, 2018
On the pitch 15 mins…. @Glenn_M22 easily ???????? changed the game@and tempo instantly. Superb
— JJ Bird ???????????????????????????? (@JJBRD_21) July 12, 2018
Aye the 2 CBS looked solid but big Goldson has something extra about him
— Jamba (@JambaWATP21) July 12, 2018
Take nothing away from katic but goldson could have had his slippers on and walked through that game????????
— WK72???????? (@WJK1872) July 12, 2018
Middleton . The rest of the team were quite poor tbh morelos needs to get his finger out if we get offered decent money for him we should take it that team were dross had we taken the easy chances we would been up at least 5 I know it's our first competitive game but still . Watp
— Gary Mcginn (@GaryMcginn5) July 12, 2018
Over the 90, Goldson was a rock with a nice wee bit of skill for a CB. Middleton's impact was immense though. We will watch his progress with much interest…
— Simon Sparksman (@SimonSparksman) July 12, 2018
Goldson strolled it
— RB Lovezig ???? (@Slove1986) July 12, 2018
Middleton was class we needed him tonight
— ????RANGERZzzz ???????? (@_RANGERZzzz) July 13, 2018
Glenn Middleton by far! Made a bigger impact that most on for the full 90.
— Kassie (@Kassie_Law) July 12, 2018
Goldson, Middleton would have been motm if he started imo
— ???????????????????? (@SB1872co) July 12, 2018
Goldson wasn't under immense pressure but reassured and very commanding. What a buy he'll turn out to be.
— Dotty (@dottyRFC) July 12, 2018
— zanthemanwatp1 (@zzander9) July 12, 2018