Rangers play Dundee this evening in the Premier Sports League cup with a place at Hampden in the semi finals up for grabs. Rangers picked up 3pts at Motherwell on Sunday to continue a good domestic run of form, even if the performance wasn’t vintage.
Giovanni Van Bronckhorst has come under some criticism but domestically he is yet to lose a fixture outside of the Old Firm and boasts a 86% win rate so there is plenty of defence for the managers tenure. Others have questioned his style of play and how we perform during games, with the level of performance being scrutinised heavily.
I have openly said I have lost faith after heavy defeats this season and the manner of those results, but even I can say criticism isn’t all fair. That aside, if the team continue their domestic form then any noise will be dispelled. A huge injury list to key players hasn’t helped and should be taken into consideration also.
Tonight we hope for an attacking performance with safe passage to Hampden. There is a few changes and Rangers go with the following team and bench for the fixture;
RANGERS: McLaughlin, Tavernier, King, Sands, Ridvan, Lundstram, Davis, Tillman, Wright, Fashion Jr, Morelos.
Subs: McCrorie, Colak, Kent, Roofe, Davies, McCannm, Barisic, Arfield, Devine
First half action
4 mins – CHANCE! Dundee deep cross and a header over the bar. A warning for Rangers.
10 mins – GOAL! Rangers score! Good play by Wright who attacks and feeds Tillman, he gets the break and his shot is well saved but Steven Davis heads home! 1-0
20 mins – CHANCE! Great play by Wright who skins his man and his cross is lashed behind but that was excellent. The subsequent corner is cleared. 1-0
30 mins – HEADER! Tillman heads a Tavernier short corner over. 1-0
33 mins – CHANCE! Morelos is in but shot hits the keeper and Tavernier volley in next phase is easy for the GK. 1-0
35 mins – SHOT! Ridvan with a clipped effort over. 1-0
45 mins – SHOT! Tavernier shot at GK. 1-0
HALF TIME RANGERS 1 DUNDEE 0
Second half action
47 mins – BAR! Ridvan deflected cross hits the bar and is scrambled clear. 1-0
51 mins – SHOT! Ridvan effort after good 1-2 with Wright, saved wide for corner. 1-0
63 mins – CAUTION! Sakala 📒 Fashion got in a wee tangle with Dundee defender and both cautioned.
73 mins – SUBSTITUTIONS – Arfield, Roofe, McCann ON, Morelos, Tillman, Davis OFF
82 mins – CAUTION Sands for late tackle 📒
85 mins – Dundee head a cross over. 1-0
88 mins – McCann and Roofe link with McCann scooping an effort over. 1-0
FULL TIME – RANGERS DUNDEE
Giovanni Van Bronckhorst post match press conference –
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