Rangers 3 QOTS 1 – Match report and manager reaction

Rangers tonight host Queen of the South in the League cup with a number of changes to the first team line up. Rangers have the ability to switch things up with a home tie but will need to ensure they are fully switched on for the cup tie.

Queen of the South may be from the lower leagues but will come to Ibrox to enjoy the occasion and give it their all. They have a few recognisable names in their team Harry Cochrane, Dave McKay and Gavin Reilly managed by lower league legend Willie Gibson.

Rangers team for this evening – McGregor, Devine, Jack, King, Yilmaz, Davis, Kamara, Arfield, Matondo, Sakala, Ure

Substitutions – McCrorie, Sands, Wright, McCann, Barisic, Fraser, Lovelace, Nsio, Stevens

First half action

3 mins – Ure drags an early effort wide.

6 mins – Good from Matondo who dribbles to line and cuts back for Arfield and his effort is deflected wide.

9 mins – GOOOAAAALLLL! Sakala picks up loose ball and his cut back reaches Kamara who lays it for Robbie Ure to smash home! Well done young man. 1-0!

16 mins – GOOOAAALLL! 1-1! Sakala with such a slack touch and passes straight to Connelly who lobs McGregor in a 1-1 situation. Dreadful from Sakala. 1-1!

19 mins – Caution Paton 📒

20 mins – Ridvan effort wide.

25 mins – GOOOAAAAALLLL! 🫡 It’s Scotty Arfield after wonderful play from Ridvan who flicks it to get himself clear then a perfect cut back for Arfield to slam home. 2-1!

32 mins – King drives one just wide from long range.

37 mins – Sakala cuts in and decent save keeps it at 2-1!

39 mins – Chance for 2-2 but Hendrie steers wide the backpost cut back. Slack from Rangers again.

45 mins – Rangers break and Matondo wins the corner from shot.


Second half action

47 mins – Caution Kamara 📒

58 mins – Todd fires one over. Reminder to Rangers it is only 2-1 and more urgency required.

64 mins – Rangers break from corner and McGregor sets Matondo clear, he plays in Ure who is blocked. This isn’t good enough Rangers, very slow.

73 mins – Arfield volleys one just wide from long pass.

Substitutions – Ure and Matondo OFF, McCann and Lovelace ON

80 mins – Caution 📒 McKay.

82 mins – Arfield pokes an effort at the GK from a Kamara cut back.

85 mins – GOAAALLLL 🫡 Scotty Arfield rolls a lovely finish in for his second after a great team move. Jacks cross to Lovelace and lovely lay off for Arfield to roll in. 3-1 and game over.

Substitutions – Sakala and Kamara OFF, Nsio and Stevens ON


Giovanni Van Bronckhorst post match press conference –

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