Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side left a sold out Ibrox absolutely delighted on Thursday night, winning 3-1 against Austrian visitor Rapid Vienna in UEFA Europa League action.
The Gers now top their group after two matches after also picking up a point away to Villarreal on matchday one.
An Alfredo Morelos double and a James Tavernier penalty provided the victory, having initially gone behind in the match just before half-time.
That goal aside, the defensive line played superbly with Jon Flanagan winning plaudits in particular for his committed display. He was brought into the side to replace Borna Barisic, who was dropped from Sunday’s defeat to Livingston.
After that 90 minutes, he’s done his chances of more regular action no harm at all.
Should he replace the Croatian in the team going forward?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his display…
Tell you what , you’d take Flanagan in the trenches with you , he’s a warrior. Never shirks a challenge or misses a ball in the air. Brilliant.
— Chris Scott (@christtocs) October 4, 2018
Special mention to Jon Flanagan. He’s not the quickest, he gets caught every now and again, but never beaten and by fuck does he throw 100% into every challenge/tackle/block. DEFENDER ????????
— SPK (@esspekay) October 4, 2018
Jon Flanagan is so good
— Stuart Rintoul (@stuartrintoul) October 5, 2018
Absolutely brilliant at the end tonight, we drove on for that win big time! Brilliant from everyone of them but I thought Coulibally and Flanagan were both outstanding tonight ????????
— Deej (@AlwaysRangers) October 4, 2018
Agree man thought Flanagan was top class, seeming to be overlooked a wee bit but I'd even say potential MOTM for me. There were a few candidates though we were excellent
— John (@Fleitch14) October 4, 2018
That was a smashing performance from Rangers tonight, especially in the 2nd half. A real team performance. I criticised leaving Katic and Barisic out but Flanagan and especially Worrall really stepped up. Kent was also excellent but for his 2 goals I'd give Morelos mom.
— Iain Bishop (@IainSpursfan) October 4, 2018
What a fucking noise inside ibrox tonight that’s what it’s all about. Young Kent superb second half. And Flanagan best defender we have must play in the big games. ????⚪️????????????????????
— Gary (@GaryLees23) October 4, 2018
Should Jon Flanagan replace Borna Barisic in the Rangers defence moving forward? Have your say in the comments below…