With a 2-0 first-leg victory over FC Shkupi and a scoreless second-leg on Tuesday evening, Rangers have booked their place in the Qualifying Second Round draw of the Europa League and we will learn our next opponents later today I believe when Petrocub and Osijek complete their tie.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 17, 2018
It wasn’t a great performance in either game to be fair, but there were certainly positives. Thinking of the second-leg, in particular, we kept a second clean sheet which will help defensive confidence, especially as the back line are still adjusting to the new arrivals and having progressed on aggregate, the game itself was another lift as Gerrard’s time at the club begins and it serves as another 90 minutes on a fitness building front.
I’ve already covered the reactions of fans in the main, but Gerrard was obviously in front of the press on Tuesday evening to give his own summation of the game, and plenty of fans were delighted with what he had to say – especially the nods he gave towards criticisms that were being raised within the fanbase itself following the match.
Great that he doesn’t hide behind the old cliche or sound bites.
He clearly sees a lack of ability in the final 3rd like we all can just now and that’s great to hear and let’s the fans (and players) know it’s an issue
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) July 17, 2018
Refreshing maybe ,playing 2 right footed players on the left is adding to the lack of creativity on that flank,an our right said was our strong point of creativity,candeas in this system has affected that aswel
— TGAdaddy (@copie03) July 17, 2018
Glad to hear the gaffer is also unhappy…
— Manda (@xxtigger_ukxx) July 17, 2018
Thats what I thought Peter, it's refreshing.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) July 17, 2018
That team wont play together very often i dont think there will be 4/5 changes at least
— peter kelman ???????? (@aberlourbear) July 17, 2018
Legend ain’t he, really hope he does well ???????? ????⚪️
— #FSGOUT (@NxbyKxita) July 17, 2018
He is the first manager we have had for many years who sees the issues and agrees with what the fans see. He is honest and we believe Stevie G is the real deal. The ones not producing will b gone pretty quick don't think he suffers fools gladly. So happy he our gaffer #LetsGo
— Andy part of @FollowRangersPR #RangersFamily (@gersfirlife) July 17, 2018
3 times he brought up about the final 3rd, there will be changes for sure after tht
— steven davies (@davies1983x) July 17, 2018
For once sounds like we have a manager who sees what we see????????????,,talked well and honest there
— Colonel Faulkner (@Jimmmyrfc) July 17, 2018
Well on behalf of every single blue nose on the planet THANK YOU for that interview! I think that’s what we all collectively had to hear ! No papering over cracks, no beating about the bush … it wasn’t good enough and that’s that ! LETS GO
— Dominic Taylor (@Dominictaylor94) July 17, 2018
Maybe a quickening of activity now he will know who's up the task he ain't a fool.
— Bob G (@bobg611) July 17, 2018
Don’t think the wide guys are good enough either , Wide guys need to stay wide but they just don’t seem to want to , inside all the time … Murphy , Windass & Candeias all want to come inside
— Kings Park Rovers (@kingsparkrovers) July 17, 2018
Yes he can now see how bad a team he's got ,the only person smiling after that result is Pedro who now has the 2nd worst result in Euro history behind this shambles
— Alan Mcpherson (@alanmicky566) July 17, 2018
Very refreshing and honest. Think he can see we need improvement upfront. Onto our next Eastern European trip.
— Jay Fletcher???? (@JFletcher1872) July 17, 2018