A number of Rangers fans were left unimpressed by the fortunes of the club’s reserve team after they were beaten 1-2 by Partick Thistle in a friendly behind closed doors at the Rangers Training Centre, with @RFC_Youth providing updates on Twitter throughout the game and one supporter labelling the result a ‘shambles’.
Two goals from Dario Zanatta decided the match in the visitors’ favour, with the first of those coming after just three minutes, and the 89th-minute strike from ‘Gers substitute Nathan Young-Coombes proved nothing more than a late consolation for Graeme Murty’s side [via rangers.co.uk].
FULL-TIME: Rangers 1-2 Partick Thistle
A double from Daria Zanatta sees Partick Thistle win this afternoon's friendly. pic.twitter.com/N2B5FFoQoX
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) February 25, 2020
Rangers suffered defeat despite having several first team squad members in their line-up – Jordan Jones, Brandon Barker, Jon Flanagan and Matt Polster have made 40 senior appearances between them this season, with Nathan Patterson, Jake Hastie and Josh McPake also getting some game-time for Steven Gerrard’s first team in 2019/20 (as per TransferMarkt).
The reserves’ defeat came two days after the senior side were held to a 2-2 draw at St Johnstone, the fourth time in their last seven Premiership games in which they have dropped points as they fell 12 points behind Celtic in the title race. These Rangers fans on Twitter expressed their disappointment with Tuesday’s result:
Bad days man
— Gary 🇬🇧 💙 (@GaryChalmers84) February 25, 2020
— Dylan (@DM_RFC) February 25, 2020
Down tools all over the gaff 😥
— G🇬🇧 (@Converyg1) February 25, 2020
Says alot if Barker, Flanagan, Jones, Firth, Polster and Hastie can’t even do it against Thistle in a friendly
— 👀 (@TLR0272i) February 25, 2020
See what happens when you add some of our 1st team sqaud in to this team🤔
— alloabear (@sammykdy) February 25, 2020
Everyone is chucking it
— Christopher Martin (@luigibeag91) February 25, 2020
Where they away to Dubai winter break aswell??
— Sarah Mck (@sarahmen101) February 25, 2020
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