With the curtain now drawn on Rangers’ 2017/18 campaign, as well as looking forward with hope it’s also a time for reflection on past mistakes to ensure they don’t happen again.
The departures of both Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty have given way to Steven Gerrard and whilst his playing pedigree certainly can’t be sniffed at, with only youth football under his belt there is a question mark over whether this high profile gamble will work out slightly more successful than our previous two low key gambles.
Whilst the future will decide that, Rangers are seeing incomings and outgoings on the playing staff as agreed upon transfers now see their enaction, but we also say goodbye to the likes of Sean Goss with loan spells now coming to an end.
The Queens Park Rangers youngster came in during the January transfer window and he made a total of 12 starting appearances for the club, with three further showings from the bench. Those games saw a return of two goals in matches against Hibernian and St Johnstone.
With him heading back to Loftus Road now, the 22 year old was quick to state his thanks for his experiences at Ibrox – but even he had to conceded there had been ‘ups and downs’.
I would like to to say a big thanks to everyone at @RangersFC for the opportunity! A lot of ups and downs but I learnt a lot & loved my time here at the football club! Wishing the club and everyone involved all the best in the future!???? pic.twitter.com/x9db29rUBt
— Sean Goss (@SeanGoss) May 21, 2018
It seems his honesty in his goodbye message, as well as his efforts on the pitch, found good favour with the fans.
Good luck with the rest of your career Sean. You have plenty of talent. Just a pity our “manager” was too busy chewing his jacket to see it ????
— The Great Waldo (@ThenNow4evaBlue) May 21, 2018
Loved your free kicks ????⚪???? pic.twitter.com/wmXy38UNGU
— Chris (@ChrisD_UK) May 21, 2018
Best of luck Sean.
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) May 21, 2018
All the best to Sean well talented player
— GarW (@GarW10) May 22, 2018
Cheers Sean. Had a cracking view of your free kick against St Johnstone! pic.twitter.com/KJaNhNDq25
— Alex Millar ???? (@flippineck) May 21, 2018
Thanks for coming to the famous Glasgow Rangers. We all wish you well for the future and will always welcome you anytime ????
— bigrabsays (@bigrabsays) May 21, 2018
Very harshly dropped out of the team in March after 1 poor performance when there were others far more deserving of the bench. If there is any chance of you coming back to Ibrox permanently then Mark Allen should be on the phone to QPR immediately.
— Daniel Gillespie (@balinoeblondie) May 21, 2018
With the right players supporting you we’d have seen you flourish. It is to our clubs detriment that we didn’t do that often enough and went for a shape and personnel that didn’t work.
Good luck Sean
— Greig Marshall (@Greigredstar10) May 21, 2018