We all know by now that the result at Dens Park wasn’t the one that the travelling Rangers fans wanted or expected, however, before the game the optimism was as high as anything. Stevie G made the strange call of fielding Ryan Kent in the #10 role for the trip, with Eros Grezda on the wing, and whilst it may not have been effective in the game, the fans were so excited after seeing it.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 9 December 2018
Going off of form and the way that his players have been playing over the last few games, all of Steven Gerrard’s picks for his side were justified and even the decision to give Ryan Kent a return to action was seen as the right call amongst the fans before the game, so it’s hard to see where it all went wrong during the 90 minutes for the Gers. However, it’s fair to say the fans would be a little bit more cautious of this lineup next time out.
The next game that Gerrard’s side faces will be against Rapid Wein on Thursday in the Europa league and nothing but a win will do it for them in their final group match as they chase a spot in the knockout stages of the competition. It will be a miracle if there aren’t changes for that clash, and the supporters will be desperate for their side to bounce back, although they’ll be a lot more careful about lauding the lineup before kick-off after yesterday’s clash.
You can read the Bluenoses’ thoughts on Gerrard’s lineup here:
Don't think there can be many arguments with that team.
— Tags (@tagsbo) December 9, 2018
OH THAT IS LOVELY
— Dylan Hay (@dylan_hay1) December 9, 2018
I’m confused but in a good way
— Callum (@Thisisnimnims) December 9, 2018
That’s more like it
— Aaron Mccaig (@aaronmccaigRFC) 9 December 2018
What a team. Not normal that the team the fans wanted is chosen. Gerrard is the man. Now let’s hope the players deliver.
— Ricky Forbes (@Ricky9Forbes) December 9, 2018
Lack of attacking options on the bench but happy with the starting line-up. Let’s go!
— Andrew Crome (@a_crome) December 9, 2018
Interesting line up, hopefully enough to get the 3 points!!
— Rob Cameron (@robcameron23) December 9, 2018
That’s quite beautiful
— Connor (@_CS1872_) 9 December 2018
The Gers were elated when they saw their lineup and will just hope that they can field teams like this in future matches with much better results.