SAME OLD RANGERS
The air of positivity surrounding Rangers after their promotion to the second edition of Scottish football has quickly dissolved after the team lost in the Ramsdens Cup final.
Rangers supporters came into the match against Raith Rovers confident that the team will be able to add to the silverware that they have already won this season. However, Rangers were only able to suffer a defeat against this lower league opposition. Fans were extremely critical of the manager Ally McCoist after the match, but captain Lee McCulloch came to the support of the manager.
He says that the team is extremely disappointed with this result, but the entire team is backing the manager to get them to more success in the near future. McCoist has been given the tough task of getting Rangers back to the top of the Scottish league. They have managed to win back-to-back promotions after they were put into the third tier of Scottish football after entering into administration. Former Rangers vice-chairman recently stated that he was not sure whether the team would be able to win the Scottish championship next season.
Only getting automatically promoted to the Scottish Premier league next season will be enough for a club of Rangers’ stature.
“The dressing room is right behind our manager. He has been there through thick and thin for us, and for me especially so. He knows as well as the players do that last weekend’s result will bring criticism. We’ve all had it and the players deserve it more [than the manager] for not winning a game that we felt we should have won,” said McCulloch after the match. Rangers did not managed a goal in the entire 90 minutes and the match went into extra time.
The opposition scored in the final few minutes of extra time through Baird.